TUESDAY, Could 24, 2022 (HealthDay Information) — Present e-cigarette use by adults is related to substantial extra well being care utilization and related prices, in line with a research printed on-line Could 23. Could in tobacco management.
Yingning Wang, Ph.D., of the College of California, San Francisco, and colleagues used information from the US Nationwide Well being Interview Survey (medical visits, physician visits, and residential visits) amongst adults.
The researchers discovered that present sole and twin/multipurpose e-cigarette use (prevalence of zero.2 p.c and three.5 p.c, respectively, in 2015 to 2018) was related to larger odds of reporting poor well being standing in contrast with by no means having smoked. There was an affiliation between poor well being standing and elevated odds of utilizing all 4 well being care providers. In 2018, annual well being care expenditures attributable to all present e-cigarette use have been $15.1 billion ($2,024 per person), together with $1.three billion attributable to e-cigarette use alone ($1,796 per person) and $13.eight billion attributable to e-cigarettes double/multipurpose use ($2,050 per person).
“Well being care utilization and expenditures attributable to e-cigarette use are substantial and are prone to improve over time,” the authors write. “As a result of speedy evolution of e-cigarette merchandise, the impacts of e-cigarette use on well being care utilization and expenditures could change and ought to be carefully monitored.”
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