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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 2018 % Change
2014-2018
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % Change
2014-2018
  Ever Use Current Use
Total 12.6 13.1 15.2 14.4 11.7 -7.2 3.7 3.2 3.2 2.8 3.2 -12.4
Sex                        
Male 14.1 15.2 17.7 16.5 13.5 -4.3 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.3 4.3 4.6
Female 11.1 11.1 12.9 12.4 10.0 -9.8 3.4 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.3 -33.4
Sex Orientation                        
Straight 12.4 13.1 14.9 14.0 11.3 -8.9 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.6 3.1 -16.2
LGB 24.0 30.4 22.6 27.1 25.7 7.1 7.3 8.7 4.1 7.5 7.0 -4.1
Race                        
Non-Hispanic                        
White 13.3 14.9 17.3 16.3 13.2 -0.7 4.5 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.7 -17.8
Black 7.6 9.6 12.4 10.6 8.4 10.5 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.3 1.9 -5.0
American Indian/ Alaska Native 20.2 15.1 25.0 18.7 17.1 -15.3 10.7 2.9 9.1 3.7 5.2 -51.4
Asian 6.2 7.6 8.3 7.9 8.4 35.5 1.5 2.1 2.7 0.9 2.2 46.7
Hispanic 8.6 9.7 11.0 11.7 9.0 4.1 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.8 2.5 19.0
Age                        
18-24 21.6 21.3 23.6 25.5 18.1 -16.2 5.1 4.9 4.7 5.2 7.6 49.0
25-44 15.1 17.8 21.0 19.2 16.9 11.9 4.7 4.0 4.2 3.6 4.2 -10.6
45-64 10.1 10.6 12.6 11.7 8.9 -11.9 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.4 2.1 -40.0
≥65 3.7 3.8 4.4 4.2 3.8 2.7 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.8 -42.9
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % Change
2014-2018
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % Change
2014-2018

Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey 2014-2018. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research Team using SPSS software.

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  • * Persons 18 years or older.

Page last updated: June 22, 2020

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