As smoking continues to decline in the United States, vaping has surpassed smoking among Americans under 30, according to a Gallup poll. The poll also showed that younger people’s views of vaping are more positive than that of older Americans.
Only 22% of of 18-29 year olds think vaping is very harmful. Gallup recently reported that 9% of all adult Americans say they regularly or occasionally vape. But the rate is 20% among those 18 to 29 years of age compared with 8% among those 30 to 64 years of age, and less than 0.5% among those 65 and older. Using the same measure, Gallup finds 16% of 18- to 29-year-olds smoke cigarettes regularly (11%) or occasionally (5%).