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E-cigarette use among adults

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study of 414,000 respondents to the 2021 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey suggest that e-cigarette use remained common during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among young adults ages 18 to 24 (18% prevalence). Notably, 71.5% of individuals ages 18 to 20 who reported current e-cigarette use had never used combustible cigarettes. These results underscore the rationale for the implementation and enforcement of public health policies tailored to young adults. 

Authors: Michael J. Blaha, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Baltimore, is the corresponding author. 

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