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Study: Most E-Cigarette Users in the US Are Ex-Smokers

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) research report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of adults using e-cigarettes has stabilized, and most of them are Ex-smokers.

Dr. Maria Villarroel and his colleagues at NCHS said that the 2018 survey data showed that 3.2% of adults (18 years and older) smoke regularly, which is the same as the 2016 record. Besides, NCHS Data Brief wrote that 14.9% of the respondents said they had tried e-cigarettes in 2018, compared with 13.9% in 2014 and 15.3% in 2016.

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Most Adults Who Quit Smoking Use E-Cigarettes

They also added that adults who reported quitting smoking in the past year were most likely to use e-cigarettes, accounting for 25.2%, and 57.35% said having used e-cigarettes. For comparison, the report added that among the never-smokers who quit smoking at least five years ago, only 1.1% of smokers and 1.7% of former smokers reported their current use of e-cigarettes in the 2018 survey. Happening.

Based on these data, the latest atomization data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) also found that e-cigarette use is most common among smokers who have recently quit smoking and among current smokers.

Chris Bostic, deputy director of the Smoking and Health Action (ASH) policy of the anti-smoking organization, said that e-cigarettes have a specific effect on smoking cessation. The problem of youth smoking rates cannot ignore.

“The ideal policy would be to find a way to give smokers ready access to these products with children having no access,” Bostic said. “But we’ve seen that this is hard. If e-cigarettes are on the market, kids are going to find them.”

As youth smoking increases, youth smoking rates decline

CDC data shows that from 2018 to 2019, the use of e-cigarettes by middle school students and high school students increased by 1.8 million, from 3.6 million to 5.4 million. However, many public health experts consider these figures unrealistic. A recent study published in Pediatrics showed that with the increase in the use of e-cigarettes between 2011 and 2018, adolescent smokers reduced their smoking daily and fewer days.

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