Vaping has reduced smoking rates by 50 18 24 year olds since 2014


Vaping has reduced smoking rates by 50% 18-24 year olds since 2014 

New data out from the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey charts a big decline in past 30-day cigarette smoking among adults aged 18-24 years from 2014 to 2018. Despite nearly a decade of claims that youth vaping would lead to a resurgence in smoking, the generation that grew up with years of exposure to vaping products is not actually turning to cigarettes. Instead, young adults are abandoning cigarettes at a rapid pace.

* Defined as having smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoking cigarettes every day or some days. † Defined as having ever used an electronic cigarette, even one time, and currently using electronic cigarettes every day or some days. § Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component. Questions on electronic cigarettes were asked of all Sample Adult respondents, regardless of cigarette-smoking status. The percentage of adults aged 18–24 years who both currently smoked cigarettes and currently used electronic cigarettes decreased from 3.3% in 2014 to 1.7% in 2018.

From 2014 to 2018, the percentage of adults aged 18–24 years who currently smoked cigarettes decreased from 16.7% to 7.8%. The percentage of adults in this age group who currently used electronic cigarettes increased from 5.1% to 7.6%. Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2018 data.

Reported by: Jane Williford; Benjamin Zablotsky, PhD,, 301-458-4621; Carla Zelaya, PhD.

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