A new report shows that almost one in every 20 American adults vapes.
According to new research published this week, approximately 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35.
The report also shows that one in three adult US vapers uses an e-cigarette on a daily basis.
The research was carried out by the Annals of Internal Medicine and was conducted to investigate the prevalence and distribution of e-cigarette use among US adults in 2016.
The team of 14 researchers also concluded that millenials, smokers, unemployed adults, and people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LGBT+) are more likely to vape.
It also highlights what is already suspected, that vaping is more popular among men than women. The study shows 5.9 percent of men reported current e-cigarette use compared with 3.7 percent of women.
In an interview with Reuters Health, Dr. Michael Blaha, director of clinical research for the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease in Baltimore commented:
“The most common pattern of use in the US is dual use, ie current use of both traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.”
The research was based on self-reported data and thus was not verifiable by medical records.
It was financially backed by the American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center, which is funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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