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What Percentage of Americans Vape?
The Short Answer

What Percentage of Americans Vape?

Editor's Note: This article was revised on August 17, 2022, with Gallup's latest data pertaining to the use of e-cigarettes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Eight percent of Americans report having smoked e-cigarettes or "vaped" in the past week -- consistent with the figures Gallup recorded in 2019 (8%) and 2021 (6%).

With the continued drop in the percentage of Americans who report smoking cigarettes (11%), nearly as many U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes as use tobacco cigarettes.

Men and women are about equally likely to report using e-cigarettes, and differences between racial and income groups are small. But vaping is more popular among some demographic subgroups than others, according to aggregated data from 2021 and 2022:

  • Adults younger than 50 (13%) are much more likely to report using e-cigarettes than are adults aged 50 and older (1%).
  • About one in 10 Americans with no college education (10%) report having smoked e-cigarettes in the past week. That compares with 6% of those with some college, 4% of college graduates and 2% of postgraduates.
  • Vaping is more common among Americans who report having smoked cigarettes in the past week (11%) than among those who have not (6%).

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