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Adult Electronic Cigarette Ever and Current Use Trends by Sex, Race, and Age

Adult Electronic Cigarette Ever and Current Use Trends by Sex, Race, and Age*

  2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change
2014-2017
2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change
2014-2017
  Ever Use Current Use
Total 12.6 13.1 15.2 14.4 14.3 3.7 3.2 3.2 2.8 -24.6
Male 14.1 15.2 17.7 16.5 17.3 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.3 -20.6
Female 11.1 11.1 12.9 12.4 11.7 3.4 2.5 2.6 2.4 -30.7
Sex Orientation                    
Straight 12.4 13.1 14.9 14.0 13.3 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.6 -28.9
LGB 24.0 30.4 22.6 27.1 13.0 7.3 8.7 4.1 7.5 3.1
Race                    
Non-Hispanic                    
White 13.3 14.9 17.3 16.3 22.8 4.5 3.9 3.7 3.3 -27.2
Black 7.6 9.6 12.4 10.6 39.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.3 17.4
American Indian/ Alaska Native 20.2 15.1 25.0 18.7 -7.3 10.7 2.9 9.1 3.7 -65.0
Asian 6.2 7.6 8.3 7.9 27.6 1.5 2.1 2.7 0.9 -37.8
Hispanic 8.6 9.7 11.0 11.7 35.9 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.8 -15.2
Age                    
18-24 21.6 21.3 23.6 25.5 17.8 5.1 4.9 4.7 5.2 1.7
25-44 15.1 17.8 21.0 19.2 27.0 4.7 4.0 4.2 3.6 -22.8
45-64 10.1 10.6 12.6 11.7 16.3 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.4 -32.8
≥65 3.7 3.8 4.4 4.2 12.7 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.7 -51.1
  2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change
2014-2017
2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change
2014-2017

Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey 2014-2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research Team using SPSS software.

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  • * Persons 18 years or older.

    Page Last Updated: January 28, 2019

    • Sources
      1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1965-2017. Analysis performed by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software.
      2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Youth Tobacco Survey, 2011-2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software. 2002-2009 from MMWRs.
      3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. June 15, 2018; 67(SS-08).
      4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies. National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002-2017.
      5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 2014.
      6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, 2017. Analysis by the American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit using SPSS software.
      7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2017.
      8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Youth Tobacco Survey, 2017.
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