WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to a July 2019 Gallup poll, 8% of Americans say they have vaped within the past week. There is a perception among Americans that vaping is less harmful than tobacco. However, a recent series of deaths -- which the CDC has linked to e-cigarette use -- has triggered a debate over the safety of these products, and has led some states and federal agencies to explore or enact bans or restrictions on their sale.
- Nearly one in five 18- to 29-year-olds reports vaping regularly, more than twice the national average.
- Americans with a household income of more than $100,000 per year (5%) are about half as likely to use e-cigarettes as those earning less than $40,000 per year (9%).
- E-cigarette use is lower among those with higher levels of education: College graduates (3%) are three times less likely to vape than those without a college degree (10%).
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|Gallup, July 1-12, 2019|
Gallup measures Americans' smoking habits each July as part of its Consumption Habits poll -- one of 12 surveys that make up the Gallup Poll Social Series.
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