Table 2.5 E-cigarette use, 2014 to 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2014, 2015, 2016
E-cigarette use Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
2014
Currently using 5 3 7 5 7 2 1 5
Ever previously useda 17 17 9 11 8 3 2 10
Never used 78 80 84 84 85 94 96 85
Ever usedb 22 20 16 16 15 6 4 15
2015
Currently using 6 9 6 9 8 3 2 6
Ever previously useda 22 20 13 10 8 4 2 12
Never used 72 71 81 82 85 93 96 82
Ever usedb 28 29 19 18 15 7 4 18
2016c
Currently using 3 11 9 9 9 4 1 7
Ever previously useda 21 19 17 13 11 5 1 13
Never used 77 70 74 78 80 91 98 79
Ever usedb 23 30 26 22 20 9 2 21
Women
2014
Currently using 3 5 7 9 6 3 1 5
Ever previously useda 14 12 12 9 9 5 2 9
Never used 83 83 81 82 85 92 97 85
Ever usedb 17 17 19 18 15 8 3 15
2015
Currently using 2 7 9 10 9 5 2 7
Ever previously useda 15 16 11 9 8 6 2 10
Never used 83 77 80 82 83 88 96 83
Ever usedb 17 23 20 18 17 12 4 17
2016c
Currently using 5 8 7 10 8 5 2 7
Ever previously useda 16 12 14 12 9 5 3 10
Never used 79 80 79 78 82 90 95 83
Ever usedb 21 20 21 22 18 10 5 17
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Table 2.5 - Continued
Aged 16 and over 2014, 2015, 2016
E-cigarette use Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
All adults
2014
Currently using 4 4 7 7 6 3 1 5
Ever previously useda 16 14 11 10 8 4 2 10
Never used 80 81 82 83 85 93 97 85
Ever usedb 20 19 18 17 15 7 3 15
2015
Currently using 4 8 7 9 8 4 2 7
Ever previously useda 19 18 12 9 8 5 2 11
Never used 78 74 81 82 84 90 96 83
Ever usedb 22 26 19 18 16 10 4 17
2016c
Currently using 4 10 8 10 9 4 1 7
Ever previously useda 18 16 15 13 10 5 2 12
Never used 78 75 77 78 81 91 96 81
Ever usedb 22 25 23 22 19 9 4 19
Bases (weighted):
Men 2014 292 356 357 416 347 264 173 2205
Men 2015 326 381 370 445 375 288 190 2376
Men 2016 277 334 320 378 325 255 167 2057
Women 2014 305 375 379 441 365 294 253 2412
Women 2015 319 405 397 471 394 321 273 2580
Women 2016 273 348 338 407 340 281 236 2225
All adults 2014 597 731 736 857 712 558 426 4617
All adults 2015 645 786 767 916 770 609 463 4956
All adults 2016 550 682 658 786 665 536 403 4281
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2014 192 250 306 361 358 361 227 2055
Men 2015 186 239 312 404 410 399 280 2230
Men 2016 164 211 265 340 359 337 208 1884
Women 2014 224 337 421 431 437 419 313 2582
Women 2015 203 348 392 486 489 461 361 2740
Women 2016 191 322 347 440 429 400 284 2413
All adults 2014 416 587 727 792 795 780 540 4637
All adults 2015 389 587 704 890 899 860 641 4970
All adults 2016 355 533 612 780 788 737 492 4297

a Excludes those who are currently using
b Includes those who are currently using
c the wording was amended slightly in 2016 to include 'vaping devices'


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