17%

of American 6th through 12th graders who had ever used e-cigarettes said they used them because they perceived them to be "less harmful than other forms of tobacco such as cigarettes"

Source: Pew Research Center
Additional Information: In comparison, 39 percent of American sixth through 12th graders who had ever used e-cigarettes said they did so because a friend or family member used them the most common answer given.

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