This current study serves as an important starting point in understanding e-cigarette use among adolescents. Future surveys could include items on e-cigarette use and sociodemographic measures to improve data collection and assist efforts in tobacco-use prevention and cessation.
About the Study:
Using data from the nationally representative 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), this study examined 15,264 students in the 6th through 12th grades at both public and private schools. The survey included questions on lifetime e-cigarette use, cigarette use, desire to quit smoking, and sociodemographic measures, including disposable income.