A new online poll finds about 10 percent of U.S. adults use e-cigarettes, significantly higher than a recent government estimate of 2.6 percent.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll found about 15 percent of those under age 40 use e-cigarettes. Almost 70 percent of current e-cigarette users started in the last year, Reuters reports.
Many e-cigarette users also smoke conventional cigarettes, the poll found. About 80 percent said using e-cigarettes was “a good way to help people quit smoking.” Almost half of users said they started using the devices because of friends or family, and almost 40 percent said they liked being able to smoke indoors, as well as the lower cost over time.