In 2022, about 1 in 10, or more than 2.5 million, U.S. middle and high school students currently used e-cigarettes for more than a 30-day period, according to the FDA and CDC who released federal data from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey  on e-cigarette use among U.S. youth in the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report “Notes from the Field: E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2022.

Current Use

  • 14.1% (2.14 million) of high school students and 3.3% (380,000) of middle school students reported current e-cigarette use.

Flavored E-Cigarette Use 

  • Overwhelmingly, current users (nearly 85%) used flavored e-cigarettes, with fruit flavors being the most popular, followed by candy, desserts, or other sweets.

Frequency of Use 

  • More than a quarter (27.6%) of current youth e-cigarette users use an e-cigarette product every day.
  • More than 4 in 10 youth e-cigarette users report using e-cigarettes at least 20 of the last 30 days.

Type of Device

  • The most commonly used device among current users was disposables (55.3%), followed by prefilled/refillable pods or cartridges (25.2%).

Commonly Used Brands 

  • Current users reported their usual brands as: Puff Bar (14.5%), Vuse (12.5%), Hyde (5.5%) and SMOK (4%).


The 2022 data was collected between January and May of 2022, using an online survey among U.S. middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students. The use of an online survey allows all eligible students to participate in a classroom or at home during a designated class period as part of a class activity, however most students completed the survey in a classroom setting.

Source; FDA, CDC