5 New Estimates on E-Cigarette Use

NOVEMBER 03, 2015
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the first estimates of e-cigarette use among US adults.

The study data was collected through the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) by interviewers from the US Census Bureau. The survey, conducted in 2014, involved 36,697 adults.
Here are 5 new findings from the CDC report:

1.Young adults are trying e-cigarettes more than any other age group.

The 18-24 age group had the highest percentage of adults who had ever tried an e-cigarette in their lifetime at 21.6%, according to the CDC study.

The percentage fell more and more for older age groups: 25-44 years (16.6%), 45-64 years (10.2%), and 65 and older (3.7%).