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Wang, Teresa W and Gentzke, Andrea S and Neff, Linda J and Glidden, Emily V and Jamal, Ahmed and Park-Lee, Eunice and Ren, Chunfeng and Cullen, Karen A and King, Brian A and Hacker, Karen A (2021) Characteristics of e-cigarette use behaviors among US youth, 2020. JAMA Network Open, 4, (6), e2111336. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.11336.

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Question  What are the characteristics of current (past 30-day) e-cigarette use among US high school and middle school students in 2020?

Findings  This survey study of 14 531 students found that among the 19.6% of high school students and 4.7% of middle school students who currently used e-cigarettes in 2020, 38.9% of high school users and 20.0% of middle school users self-reported use on 20 to 30 days during the past 30 days, and most reported flavored e-cigarette use.

Meaning  These results suggest that although current e-cigarette use among youth significantly decreased during 2019 to 2020, use prevalence, frequent use, and flavored e-cigarette use remained high.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
1 June 2021
Identification #
doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.11336
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