Change Indicator

Students who have used an electronic vapor product in the past 30 days in New Hampshire

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Why This Indicator Matters

While teen tobacco use has seen a decline since the 1990s, nicotine e-cigarette “vaping” continues to be popular. Experts are concerned that the increase in youth e-cigarette use may mean that teens will develop strong nicotine dependence. Since these products are so new, research is still developing, and their potential long-term health impacts are uncertain. Its dangers are not fully understood, but it is known that vapes can contain ultrafine particles, dangerous flavorings, heavy metals, cancer-causing chemicals, marijuana, and other drugs.1

A shocking 99 percent of all e-cigarettes sold in the United States in “assessed venues” contain
nicotine, a CDC study found. Adolescent nicotine use can be detrimental to neurological
development, including the parts of the brain responsible for attention, learning, mood, and impulse

In New Hampshire, 33.8 percent of students participating in the 2019 YRBS reported using an
electronic vapor product at least once in the last 30 days, higher than the national average of 32.7
percent. This is up a full 10 percent from the 2017 statewide result.

1 CDC, Office on Smoking and Health, About E-Cigarettes Fact Sheet

2 CDC, Office on Smoking and Health, Basic Information, Electronic Cigarettes, Quick Facts on the Risks of Ecigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
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Definition and Source



This indicator reports the number and percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 at high schools participating in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) who said they had used an electronic vapor product at least once in the 30 days prior to taking the survey (current use of an electronic vapor product). Electronic vapor products include e-cigarettes, vapes, vape pens, e-cigars, e-hookahs, hookah pens, and mods. This data is displayed by Regional Public Health Network.

Data Source

Public Health Network Data source: New Hampshire DHHS, Population Health, Health Statistics & Informatics

State level data source: Central for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System


Updated February 2023.
N.A. – Data not available.

Last Updated

February 2023