|Titre :||'Vaping' profiles and preferences: an online survey of electronic cigarette users (2013)|
|Auteurs :||L. DAWKINS ; J. TURNER ; A. ROBERTS ; K. SOAR|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addiction (Vol.108, n°6, June 2013)|
|Article en page(s) :||1115-1125|
|Note générale :||Commentary: The current legislation on nicotine causes millions of deaths - it has to change. Etter J.F., p. 1126.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECIGARETTE ELECTRONIQUE ; ENQUETE ; NICOTINE ; REDUCTION DE CONSOMMATION ; TYPE D'USAGE ; EFFET SECONDAIRE ; ANCIEN FUMEUR ; SEVRAGE
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 from September 2011 to May 2012.
Measurements: Online questionnaire.
Participants: One thousand three hundred and forty-seven respondents from 33 countries (72% European), mean age 43 years, 70% male, 96% Causacian, 44% educated to degree level or above.
Findings: Seventy-four percent of participants reported not smoking for at least a few weeks since using the e-cigarette and 70% reported reduced urge to smoke. Seventy-two percent 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 (0 mg) 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 Conclusions: E-cigarettes are used primarily for smoking cessation, but for a longer duration than nicotine replacement therapy, and users believe them to be safer than smoking.
E-cigarettes are used primarily for smoking cessation, but for a longer duration than nicotine replacement therapy, and users believe them to be safer than smoking.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Refs biblio. :||19|
|Affiliation :||School of Psychology, University of East London, London, UK|