QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–24 Years Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes* or Who Currently Use Electronic Cigarettes,† by Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014–2018§
Weekly / October 4, 2019 / 68(39);870
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* 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. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Jane Williford; Benjamin Zablotsky, PhD, email@example.com, 301-458-4621; Carla Zelaya, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–24 Years Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes or Who Currently Use Electronic Cigarettes, by Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:870. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6839a6external icon.
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