Prevalence of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adult Workers

Syamlal G, et al. Prevalence of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adult Workers —United States, 2017–2018. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. March 5, 2021; Vol. 70, No. 9: 297-303.
There was little change in the number of US e-cigarette users among adults from 2014-2016 levels, though use increased in certain groups such as youth.

“During 2017–2018, an estimated 5.3 million (3.4%) U.S. workers used e-cigarettes, one half of whom also smoked combustible tobacco products. E-cigarette use was highest among males, non-Hispanic Whites, persons aged 18–24 years, combustible tobacco product users, and workers in the accommodation and food services industry and in food preparation and serving related occupations.”

Authors emphasize, “Full implementation of targeted, evidence-based tobacco-control interventions that address the diversity of tobacco products used by the U.S. adults, in coordination with the regulation of tobacco product manufacturing, marketing, and sales can reduce tobacco-related disease and death.”

Stephen Hamann

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