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E-cigarettes most popular among youngest adults


 

FROM MMWR

Over 15% of adults have used electronic cigarettes at some time, and about 3% reported current use when they were surveyed in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When those numbers are broken down by age group, the youngest adults are the most likely e-cigarette users: 23.5% of those aged 18-24 years had ever vaped and 4.5% were currently vaping either every day or on some days, the CDC reported (MMWR. 2017;66[33]:892).

Prevalence of e-cigarette use among adults by age, 2016
For adults aged 25-44 years, ever use of e-cigarettes was 21.1% and current use was 4.2%, with adults aged 45-64 years at 13.1% and 2.9% and those aged 65 years and older checking in at 4.5% ever use and 1% current use, based on estimates derived from National Health Interview Survey data.

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