E-cigarettes and their use in the U.S. and Kansas: Issue brief #1 in a series of three on e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes and their use in the U.S. and Kansas: Issue brief #1 in a series of three on e-cigarettes
February 3, 2016
Source: Kansas Health Institute



Key points of the brief include:

  • E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices used to inhale vapor—normally containing nicotine—and they are sold in many different styles, colors and flavors.
  • The number of teens who have ever tried e-cigarettes has risen significantly across the U.S. between 2011 and 2014. However, Kansas data has not shown a similar increase for teens.
  • Current tobacco smokers are most likely to have tried or currently use e-cigarettes.
  • The number of adults who have tried e-cigarettes has risen significantly in Kansas: 14.3 percent in 2013, up from 8.6 percent in 2012. E-cigarette users are more likely to be younger and less educated than non-users.


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