The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new report showing that more than 1 in 10 young Americans regularly use e-cigarettes.
The study showed that e-cigarette use declined as household income increased. Adults under the age of 44 are more likely to use both e-cigarettes and cigarettes. In 2022, e-cigarette sales in the United States have risen to 22.7 million units per month, with more brands entering the market and a wide variety of flavors driving the popularity of e-cigarettes.
Studies show that fewer than 1 in 20 adults in the United States describe themselves as e-cigarette users, with a slightly higher percentage of men than women. Among 18 – to 24-year-olds, 11% said they actively consume e-cigarette products. E-cigarette use declined with age, while cigarette use rose, with 11.4% of respondents over the age of 45 saying they currently smoke. Dr. Joanna Cohen, director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins University, said the youth of e-cigarette users is worrying.