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E-cigarettes - current smoking, high school

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Current e-cigarette smoking, high school by county, 2015, 2017, 2019

Why Is This Important?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices the give the user doses of nicotine and other additives in aerosol form. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development. E-cigarettes 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. Use of e-cigarettes among US middle and high school students has risen substantially in the past few years. It's important to keep new tobacco products out of the hands of minors, especially those lacking valid information about short- and long-term consequences of use.

Definition

Percent of high school students who reported using an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette on one or more of the past 30 days.

Data Source

'''Citation''': Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:The number of respondents who reported using electronic vapor products (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pipes, vaping pens, e-hookahs, and hookah pens such as blu, NJOY, or Starbuzz) on one or more of the past 30 days.
Denominator:The denominator includes all survey respondents except those with missing, don't know, and refused answers.
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/26/2020, Published on 07/31/2022