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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 26, 2016

Adults Join Kids in e-Cigarette Use

JAMA. 2016;316(4):386. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.9299

Electronic cigarettes aren’t just popular among middle and high school students. Plenty of US working adults are drawn to the battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine and flavorings—along with carcinogens and toxins—in a heated aerosol.

To find out which working adults use e-cigarettes most often, CDC researchers analyzed data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, which for the first time included questions about e-cigarette use. Overall, 3.8% of adult employees—an estimated 5.5 million people—used e-cigarettes in 2014.

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