Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
13.8 percent (2018)

Target:
10.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
13.8 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days in 2018

Reduce current use of e-cigarettes among adolescents

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Adolescents are more likely to use e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product, and rates of e-cigarette use have risen sharply in recent years. E-cigarettes can contain harmful substances, including nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development. Population-level interventions to reduce tobacco use include price increases, mass media campaigns, and smoke-free policies that include e-cigarettes.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup