E-Cigarette Use in the United States in 2021

E-Cigarette Use in the United States in 2021

In September 2021, the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report “E-Cigarette Use among Middle and High School Students — the United States, 2021.” We plan to publish additional findings on youth use of all tobacco products within the next few months.



More than 2 million youth in U.S. currently use e-cigarettes.

Nearly 85% use flavored e-cigarettes.

Disposable devices are the most commonly used e-cigarette device type.

About 1 in 4 use e-cigarette on a daily basis.

Methodological changes made this year to conduct the survey during the COVID-19 pandemic prevent year-to-year comparisons of this year’s data to previous surveys. Data were collected using an online survey to allow eligible students to participate in the classroom, at home or in some other place to account for various school settings during this time. Prior to the pandemic, the survey was conducted exclusively in the classroom at school.

Nonetheless, youth e-cigarette use remains an ongoing concern as the survey found that more than 2 million U.S. middle school and high school e-cigarette users used e-cigarettes in 2021, and almost 85 percent of youths using e-cigarettes used flavored products.


FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan:


Goals of NYTS
FDA is committed to a science-based approach that addresses public health issues associated with tobacco use. We collaborate with CDC on this nationally representative survey of middle and high school students that focuses exclusively on tobacco use.

NYTS was designed to provide national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs.


Video Resources for Parents
FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) collaborated to develop a video series featuring pediatricians addressing questions about nicotine addiction and cessation resources available for youth.

FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan—a key component of the agency's Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation—is a series of actions to stop youth use of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes, with special focus on three key areas:

Preventing youth access to tobacco products
Curbing marketing of tobacco products aimed at youth; and
Educating teens about the dangers of using any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, as well as educating retailers about their key role in protecting youth .

HQD vaping device is easy to use and it is designed for the adult smoker looking for an alternative to cigarettes. HQD disposable device requires minimal effort and offers the simplicity that adult smokers are accustomed to.

HQD Tech USA is making sure to prevent youth the access to e-cigarettes in our store.

We ask every visitor to our website to verify their age.

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