The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published results from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). The NYTS is a national survey that is representative of youth across the nation. It is a school-based survey, and this year was conducted between January 18th and May 31st. The 2022 NYTS assessed current e-cigarette use among middle and high schoolers, identified commonly used e-cigarette products and brands, and assessed the role of flavors in youth e-cigarette use.

For the past 8 years, e-cigarettes have been the commercial tobacco product of choice among youth across the United States. There are a number of reasons for this, but a main driver is the

This study confirms that e-cigarettes, specifically flavored e-cigarettes, are a continued public health risk to youth across the United States. At the national, state, and local levels, there is much to be done by the Commercial Tobacco Control and Public Health fields to include e-cigarettes in policy, systems, and environmental change strategies used by for commercial tobacco prevention.

Key Findings:  

  • The majority of youth who use e-cigarettes are using flavored e-cigarettes
  • Approximately 70% of youth who use flavored e-cigarettes are using fruit flavored e-cigarettes
  • The most popular e-cigarette brands used by youth are Puff Bar, Vuse, JUUL, and SMOK
  • Over half of youth who use e-cigarettes are using disposable e-cigarettes

To learn more about the 2022 NYTS results, visit the FDA website. There is an interactive webpage where visitors can compare findings from 2021 and learn more about findings from 2022.

Author: Kellen Schalter, Public Health Manager, GHEA