According to a report by Yahoo on January 26th, according to Forbes research data, 5.8% of adults in the United States admit to using e-cigarettes, while Tennessee has the highest e-cigarette usage rate in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has pointed out that e-cigarettes are not safe for teenagers, adults, and pregnant women. However, Forbes research found that young people aged 18 to 24 are more likely to become addicted to e-cigarettes, with e-cigarette users in this age group accounting for about 11% of adult e-cigarette users in the United States.
In order to gain a deeper understanding of e-cigarette usage in various states, Forbes researchers analyzed data from 50 states in the United States provided by the CDC, including the proportion of e-cigarette users, daily usage rates, and trends in usage rates. Overall, 3.8% of American adults claim to use e-cigarettes daily, while in Tennessee, this proportion is as high as 5.7%.
According to reports, seven out of the top ten states with the highest number of e-cigarette users are located in the south, including Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Indiana. It is worth noting that Tennessee experienced significant growth in e-cigarette users between 2016 and 2022, with a growth rate of 5.1 percentage points, becoming the fastest growing state, followed by Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Arkansas. The top five states with the least number of e-cigarette users include Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware. Other studies have shown that although e-cigarettes are popular in Tennessee, the state still has a large population using traditional cigarettes, making it one of the third highest smoking states in the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report states that there is still uncertainty about the benefits of electronic cigarettes as a replacement for traditional cigarettes for pregnant adults, and further research is needed on their long-term health effects. However, many people are trying to quit smoking. Research shows that 83% of existing e-cigarette users in the United States have tried to quit smoking at least once, with health issues being the main reason for quitting. In recent years, many states have established regulations for the sale and use of electronic cigarettes. It is worth mentioning that Tennessee is one of the 13 states in the United States that does not require an e-cigarette sales license.