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.

Continue Exploring

Learn more about Americans today: Smoking, Family

Around the Site

  • Exploring the top reasons Americans choose to attend religious services — or not

    Showing Up for One's Faith

    Exploring the top reasons Americans choose to attend religious services — or not

  • Test your knowledge on the stars and stripes and everything in between

    How Much Do You Know About the American Flag?

    Test your knowledge on the stars and stripes and everything in between

  • Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations

    Millennials and Generational Shifts

    Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations