New Data Show 2.5 Million Youth Currently Use E-Cigarettes

October 31, 2022 by Alec Stone MA, MPA, Former ONS Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

In FDA’s 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (, nearly 85% of youth e-cigarette users said that they used flavored e-cigarettes ( and more than 1 in 4 (27.6%) reported using e-cigarettes daily (

“FDA remains deeply concerned about e-cigarette use among our nation’s youth. It’s clear that we still have a serious public health problem that threatens the years of progress we have made combatting youth tobacco product use,” Robert M. Califf, MD, FDA commissioner, said ( “We cannot and will not let our guard down on this issue. FDA remains steadfast in its commitment to using the full range of our authorities to address youth e-cigarette use head-on.”

With youth e-cigarette and vaping habits at an alarming high, nurses must advocate for regulation and research ( on the tobacco products and the marketing strategies ( their manufacturers engage to promote them to underage users.

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