Reduce current e-cigarette use in adolescents — TU‑05

Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
13.1 percent (2020)

10.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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


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