Research Proposal

United States Vaping Statistics


To obtain information about the use of vapes (e-cigarettes) in the United States and how it has changed over time.

Early Findings

  • According to a 2019 report provided by the House of Commons Research Library, 33% of adults use vapes to quit smoking.
  • Gallup conducted a poll in 2018 which found that 9% of adults in the United States vape “regularly or occasionally”.
  • 20% of adults in the Gallup poll reported that they smoke cigarettes “regularly or occasionally”. Two out of ten Americans aged 18 to 29 mentioned that they vape, while 8% of Americans aged 30 to 64 vape.
  • Less than 0.5% of Americans aged 65 and above reported that they vape.
  • According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3.7% of American adults used vapor products or electronic cigarettes regularly in 2014.
  • About 3.7% of US adults used e-cigarettes daily or some days.
  • The CDC report found that "about one in six current cigarette smokers (15.9%) and nearly one in four recent former cigarette smokers (22.0%) currently used e-cigarettes".
  • According to the National Health Interview Survey, 12.6% of adults in the United States "have tried an e-cigarette at least once".
Prepared By
Benjamin H.
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