Vaping’ profiles and preferences: an online survey of electronic cigarette users

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Dawkins, L. 2013. Vaping’ profiles and preferences: an online survey of electronic cigarette users. UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013. University of East London, London 26 Jun 2013 London University of East London.
AuthorsDawkins, L.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Aims to characterize e-cigarette use, users, and effects, in a sample of Electronic Cigarette Company (TECC) and Totally Wicked E-Liquid (TWEL) users. Design and Setting Online survey hosted at the University of East London with links from TECC/TWEL websites between September 2011 to May 2012. Measurements Online questionnaire. Participants 1347 respondents from 33 countries (72% European), mean age 43 years, 70% male, 96% Causacian, 44% educated to degree level or above. Findings 74% reported not smoking for at least a few weeks since using the e-cigarette and 70% reported reduced urge to smoke. 72% of participants used a ‘tank’ system, most commonly, the eGo-C (23%). Mean duration of use was 10 months. Only 1% reported exclusive use of non-nicotine (0mg) containing liquid. E-cigarettes were generally considered to: be satisfying to use; elicit few side effects; be healthier than smoking; improve cough/breathing; and be associated with low levels of craving. Among ex-smokers, ‘time to first vape’ was significantly longer than ‘time to first cigarette’(t1104=11.16, P <0.001) suggesting a lower level of dependence to e-cigarettes. Ex-smokers reported significantly greater reduction in craving than current smokers (χ21 =133.66, P<0.0007) although few other differences emerged between these groups. Compared to males, females opted more for chocolate/sweet flavours (χ21 =16.16, P< 0.001) and liked the e-cigarette because it resembles a cigarette(χ23 = 42.65, P< 0.001). Conclusions E-cigarettes tend to be used for smoking cessation but for a longer duration than NRT and were generally regarded as efficacious. Future research should focus on possible long-term health risks, abuse liability and cessation efficacy.

Keywordselectronic cigarette; moking; quitting
Year2013
ConferenceUEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013
PublisherUniversity of East London
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Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1875
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This presentation refers to an article in Addiction, detailed at http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1875

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