E-cigarettes - current smoking, adult
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Why Is This Important?
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that give the user doses of nicotine and other additives in aerosol form. They are currently unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration and have, therefore, never undergone testing for negative short- and long-term effects. Additionally, the substance that is vaporized is not regulated and may contain harmful constituents or dangerous concentrations of certain components including volatile organic compounds, cancer causing chemicals, heavy metals, ultrafine particles and flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical that has been linked to serious lung disease.
Percent of adults who now use electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes some days or every day.
Data Source'''Citation''': Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. [Chart Title, appropriate years(s)]. Published [update date]. Accessed [query date]. [URL]
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of adults who now use electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes some days or every day.|
|Denominator:||Number of adults for e-cigarette smoking can be calculated (excludes unknowns and refusals).|