E-Cigarette Use Among Adult U.S. Workers
Electronic cigarette use was highest among workers in the accommodation and food services industry and those in food preparation and serving-related occupations, according to a new assessment published on March 5 in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The report examines the prevalence of e-cigarette use among U.S. workers using data from the 2017–2018 National Health Interview Survey for adults aged 18 years or older who were employed during the week before they were interviewed. Select information from the MMWR report appears below.
From “Prevalence of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adult Workers — United States, 2017–2018”:
“Since 2014–2016, e-cigarette use has increased among workers in certain industries, including public administration and in food preparation and serving related, protective services, transportation and material moving, and sales and related occupations. This increase in e-cigarette use might be attributable, in part, to these industries and occupations having younger workers, less stringent tobacco-free policies, fewer cessation programs, or varying workplace cultures related to tobacco product use.”
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CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Prevalence of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adult Workers — United States, 2017–2018” (March 2021).
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