Tobacco & Nicotine
- This study examines the demographic characteristics, transgender-specific factors, and discrimination experiences associated with current cigarette smoking, e-cigarette use/vaping, and dual use in a large sample of transgender people.
- The use of e-cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems, has increased among U.S. adolescents during the past few years.1,2 In 2019, more than 1 in 4 adolescents in high school indicated using e-cigarettes during the past 30 days, an increase of 38% from 2018.1,3 The increase in past 30–day rates of e-cigarette use is concerning, given that there is growing evidence that e-cigarette use, along with the frequency of e-cigarette use, is associated with symptoms of nicotine dependence among adolescents.
- The purpose of this study is to determine the past-year prevalence estimates of any nicotine/tobacco use, cigarette smoking, and DSM-5 tobacco use disorder based on sexual identity among U.S. adults, and to examine potential variations in these estimates by age, race/ethnicity, and sexual identity–attraction concordance/discordance.
- Although sport participation among adolescents has been found to lower the risk of traditional cigarette smoking, no studies to date have assessed if this type of physical activity lowers the risk of e-cigarette use among adolescents.