Updated on February 18, 2024

Vaping Statistics

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Vaping refers to the act of inhaling and exhaling vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or similar device. These devices, commonly known as vapes or e-cigarettes, use a battery-powered heating element to aerosolized a liquid (often containing nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals) into a vapor that is then inhaled. Vaping is considered an alternative to traditional smoking, with the intention of providing a less harmful way to consume nicotine. However, concerns have been raised about the potential health risks associated with vaping, including respiratory issues and the long-term effects of inhaling the chemicals present in vape liquids. The popularity of vaping has grown, particularly among young people, prompting ongoing research and regulatory efforts to better understand its health implications.

Facts about vaping

  1. Vaping involves the use of electronic devices such as e-cigarettes, vape pens, and mods.
  2. Many vape liquids contain nicotine, an addictive substance found in traditional cigarettes.
  3. Vape liquids come in various flavors, ranging from fruit and dessert to tobacco and menthol.
  4. The marketing and flavors of vape products have contributed to their popularity among young people.
  5. Vaping is associated with potential health risks, including respiratory issues and lung injuries.
  6. Besides nicotine, e-liquids may contain propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and various chemicals for flavor and aroma.
  7. Secondhand exposure to vape aerosol may pose health risks, similar to secondhand smoke from traditional cigarettes.
  8. Nicotine in vape liquids can lead to addiction, especially in young users with developing brains.
  9. Some studies suggest that vaping may serve as a gateway to traditional cigarette smoking, particularly among youth.
  10. Vaping products are subject to evolving regulations to address health concerns and marketing practices.
  11. Vaping has gained popularity as an alternative to smoking, particularly for those seeking to quit tobacco use.
  12. Advocates argue that vaping can be a harm reduction tool for smokers trying to quit traditional cigarettes.
  13. The marketing of vape products often targets a younger demographic through social media and appealing packaging.
  14. Vape devices are powered by batteries, and incidents of battery explosions have been reported.
  15. The wide variety of vaping devices allows users to customize their experience, impacting nicotine delivery and vapor production.
  16. Individuals attempting to quit vaping may experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and cravings.

20 shocking statistics on vaping

  1. In 2019, there were about 35 million individuals worldwide who use e-cigarettes or tobacco products (SingleCare).
  2. In 2022, over 2.5 million youths used e-cigarette (CDC).
  3. Research from 2021 highlights that 1 in 5 non-smoking high school students used vape pens in 2020 (SingleCare).
  4. Nearly 85% of adolescents prefer flavored e-cigarettes (U.S. Food and Drug Administration).
  5. The FDA's National Youth Tobacco Survey reports that over 3 million high school and middle school students used tobacco products in the past 30 days (U.S. Food and Drug Administration).
  6. In 2021, there were 82 million vapers globally, with the majority in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Emerald Insight)
  7. Between 2014 and 2018, the United States and Western Europe were the largest markets for vaping products (University of Bath’s Tobacco Control Research Group).
  8. Adults aged 18 to 29 show higher e-cigarette use compared to those aged 60 to 69 (SingleCare).
  9. Flavored e-cigarette usage is more prominent among 18 to 44-year-olds in 2020, compared to those aged 45 and older (SingleCare).
  10. Young people aged 15 to 17 years are 16 times more likely to vape than those aged 25 to 34 years (Truth Initiative).
  11. Total U.S. retail sales of e-cigarettes amounted to 3.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 (Statista)
  12. Pax Labs is the most popular e-cigarette company in the US. They controlled over 42 percent share of e-cigarette dollar sales in 2020 (Statista).
  13. In a survey conducted in October 2019 in the United States, around a quarter of those aged 18 to 29 years old reported using e-cigarettes, compared to only 3 percent of older adults (Statista).
  14. One out of every 20 Americans engages in vaping, and there has been an alarming 1,800% surge in teenage e-cigarette usage within thOne out of every 20 Americans engages in vaping, and there has been an alarming 1,800% surge in teenage e-cigarette usage within the past year (Cross River Therapy).
  15. The number of vapers varies by country, with the United States having the highest population at 9 million, followed by the United Kingdom with 3 million, France with 2.4 million, and Japan with 1.2 million (Cross River Therapy).
  16. E-cigarette was the most popular Tobacco product of the year 2023 (FDA).
  17. Among people currently using e-cigarettes, most prefer disposables (60.7%), followed by prefilled/refillable pods or cartridges (16.1%) (FDA).
  18. More than 400,000 youth in grades 6 to 12 and 275,000 young adults (20-24 years of age) reported vaping in the last 30 days That's as many as there are people in Halifax (Breathe Lung Association).
  19. Just 15% of U.S. e-cigarette users are non-smokers (Cross River Therapy).
  20. 8% of Americans have reported vaping every other week (Cross River Therapy)
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