Item #: 113015-3
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered products that typically deliver nicotine in the form of an aerosol (1). E-cigarettes have been marketed as both a smoking cessation tool and an alternative to conventional cigarettes (2). Results from several studies suggest recent rapid increases in e-cigarette use (3–7). In light of ongoing declines in conventional cigarette smoking prevalence (8), it is important to understand the extent to which e-cigarettes are being used among U.S. adults, both overall and by conventional cigarette smoking status. This report provides the first estimates of e-cigarette use among U.S. adults from a nationally representative household interview survey, by selected demographic and cigarette smoking characteristics.
Charlotte A. Schoenborn, M.P.H.; and Renee M. Gindi, Ph.D.
NCHS Data Brief, No. 217
October 2015 (8 pages)
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