SUD Adolescent Vaping Program

At Samaritas, we believe in early intervention, evidence-based treatment, and a respectful, reflective process with adolescents. For questions about this program, please call (833) 720-9355

Vaping Statistics: How Many People Vape in 2023?

Source: CFAH.ORG: Cigarette use in the US have declined from 15.5% (37.8 million smokers) in 2016 to 13.7% (34.2 million smokers) in 2018 [9] [25]. But the same period also saw an increase in the number of people using e-cigarettes and other forms of smokeless tobacco products, especially among teenagers.

Report Highlights

  • 3.7% or 9.1 million American adults have used e-cigarettes in 2020 [7].
  • E-cigarette use is higher in men at 4.6%, than in women at 2.8% [7].
  • 7.6% of teens and 9.4% of young adults (18 to 24) use vapes and e-cigarettes, compared to 0.6% of adults above 65 years old [7] [22]. Youth exposure to e-cigarette ads has increased from 69.3% in 2019 to 70.3% in 2021 [22] [59].
  • 60.9% of teens say they tried e-cigarettes and vapes to see what it’s like [36]. 68 out of 2,807 hospitalized vapers died from EVALI [39].
  • The estimated number of e-cigarette users worldwide has increased from 21.3 million in 2012 to an estimated 68 million by 2020 based on 2018 data [26].
  • 6.8% of e-cigarette users have at least one respiratory problem [61].
  • The US vape market could increase to $9.64 billion and the global vape market to $28.17 billion in 2017 [14] [15].
  • E-cigarette users have 5 times and dual users have 7 times higher risks of testing positive for the COVID-19 virus [16].

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* Important Notice *

Earlier this year, Samaritas was under investigation by the state for allegations of abuse in our emergency shelter in Grand Rapids. We opened this shelter 26 months earlier for children from Central America crossing the border fleeing from horrible condition; we were asked to take in Afghan youth when there was no other place for them to go after the crisis in Afghanistan occurred. We accepted 19 youth in response to this request and our long-term commitment to help youth to the greatest extent possible at the time of their greatest need. Samaritas was one of several similar emergency shelters across the country asked to take in these refugee youth.

Due to the severe level of trauma they had endured, many of them required intensive therapy and counseling. As a result of the growing concern we had for the depth and breadth of those needs of the youth and the safety of our team, we made the decision to work with our referring partners to move the youth to other programs where they could access the higher level of trauma-informed care, supervision, and medical attention that they required. Due to state and federal oversight of our programs, we are unable to share specific details of the investigation but we were cleared of any abuse allegations by the state and all youth were transferred to appropriate residential placements where they could receive the care they needed. Samaritas continues to be a state and federal leader in refugee resettlement, including refugee foster care.


Please Contact:
Joe DiBenedetto
Lambert & Co.
(516) 637-0597

Matt Friedman
Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications
(248) 762-1430