Take a Quiz: Are Young Adults or Adults More Likely to Use Vaping Products in California?
E-cigarette and vaping use have gotten to somewhat terrifying levels in California and throughout the United States. We find that many people do not know much about the facts of these products. Today we have presented some simple questions with complex answers – can you guess the truth about young adults and adults who use vaping products?
What Percentage of Young Adults Use E-Cigarettes?
The most recent data shows that young adults – those aged between 18 and 24 – said that they had used an e-cigarette every day or on some days at a rate of about 7.6% in 2018. Compared this to just 2.4% in 2012, or 5.2% in 2017, and it is easy to see that these numbers are rising dramatically, despite new information on the dangers of e-cigarettes.
Do Young Adults Start with Cigarettes or E-Cigarettes?
According to a survey in 2016 from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, about 44% of young adults who used e-cigarettes did not use cigarettes before trying e-cigarettes. Instead, young adults are more likely to start with e-cigarettes and then use a real cigarette within 30 days of first starting with an e-cigarette.
Are Some E-Cigarettes More Dangerous for Young Adults Than Others?
A Mississippi study found that JUUL is more likely to result in smoking than other e-cigarette products. It looked at Mississippi undergrads using e-cigarettes and found that 30-day usage after the survey started was about three times higher for those who were using JUUL than other e-cigarettes.
Are Adults Smoking E-Cigarettes More Regularly?
Since 2012, the number of adults using e-cigarettes has been fairly low and stable, compared to young adults. From 2012 to 2013, about 2.4% of adults between the ages of 25 and 44 used e-cigarettes, while just 2% of those aged 45-64 used them. In 2016 the numbers had increased somewhat, to 4.2% for the younger group and 2.8% for the older group. The most recent data is from 2018 and shows that those between 25-44 are still at about 4.2% while those 45-64 are now at 2.1%.
In total, the percentage of adults who used e-cigarettes in 2018 was 3.2%, a reduction since the 3.7% that was found in 2014. It is also worth noting that people aged 45 and older are much less likely to have ever tried an e-cigarette compared with younger people.
Do these answers surprise you? Have you suffered from an e-cigarette injury or seen a family member go through it? If you have suffered damages due to e-cigarettes or vaping, it is worth contacting an attorney to find out what your options are. You can call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for a free legal consultation.