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News From the Food and Drug Administration
October 20, 2020

Youth e-Cigarette Use Drops, More Warnings Issued

JAMA. 2020;324(15):1490. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20154

Youth e-cigarette use fell by a third after 2 years of increases, according to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, conducted by researchers at the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The school-based survey was conducted between January 16 and March 16. It showed that 19.6% of high school students (3.02 million) reported e-cigarette use, down from 27.5% (4.11 million) in 2019. Among middle school students, 4.7% (550 000) reported e-cigarette use compared with 10.5% (1.24 million) in 2019.