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.

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