More than 2.5 Million Youth Reported E-Cigarette Use in 2022

A study released from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) e-cigarette use in 2022, which includes 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students. Nearly 85 percent of those youth used flavored e-cigarettes and more than half used disposable e-cigarettes. Among youth who currently used e-cigarettes, 14.5% reported their usual brand was Puff Bar, followed by Vuse (12.5%), Hyde (5.5%), and SMOK (4.0%); more than one fifth (21.8%) reported their usual brand was a brand other than the 13 listed in the survey.

Published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the findings are based on data from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), a cross-sectional, self-administered survey of U.S. middle and high school students, which was administered January 18–May 31, 2022. The study assessed current use of e-cigarettes; frequency; and use by device type, flavors, and usual brand. Read the full study.

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(Source: / Results from Annual National Youth Tobacco Survey)