Usual sources of e-cigarettes

Past 30-day e-cigarette users were asked where they usually got their e-cigarette devices and liquids. Four out of five (79.5%a) purchased vaping devices for themselves from a retail source, most often from a vape shop; one in four (24.5%b) usually got vaping devices through social sources, most being given them a family member, friend, or someone else (Figure 11.34).

Bar chart showing percentage past 30-day e-cigarette users who usually got vaping devices from various sources, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Sources of vaping liquids were similar: 77.8%c purchased for themselves from a retail source, most often from a vape shop, and 22.7%d usually got vaping liquids through social sources, most being given them a family member, friend, or someone else (Figure 11.35).

Bar chart showing percentage past 30-day e-cigarette users who usually got vaping liquids from various sources, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates 

a: 79.5 [75.6-83.5]
b: 24.5 [18.9-30.0]
c: 77.8 [73.4-82.2]
d: 22.7 [17.2-28.1]