Electronic Cigarette Trial and Use among Young Adults: Reasons for Trial and Cessation of Vaping
AbstractThis paper identifies predictors of trial and current use, and reasons for trying and ceasing use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among young adults, with particular attention to former and never smokers. Data are from a mail survey of a population-based sample of adults aged 18 to 35 (N = 4740) in three U.S. metropolitan areas. Survey items assessed trial and use of e-cigarettes, cigarette smoking status, and reasons for trial and for ceasing use of e-cigarettes. Almost 23% reported trial of e-cigarettes, and 8.4% reported using them in the past month. Current smokers were much more likely to have tried e-cigarettes (70.2%) than both former (32.3%) and never smokers (7.6%; p < 0.001) and to have used them in the past month (30.8%, 10.1%, 2.0% respectively; p < 0.001). Smoking status and scores on sensation seeking were significant independent predictors of both trial and current use of e-cigarettes. Never-smokers cite curiosity as the reason for trying e-cigarettes and also that their friends used them. The most frequent reason for ceasing use among never and former smokers was health concerns. For virtually none of them were e-cigarettes their first exposure to nicotine. View Full-Text
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Biener, L.; Song, E.; Sutfin, E.L.; Spangler, J.; Wolfson, M. Electronic Cigarette Trial and Use among Young Adults: Reasons for Trial and Cessation of Vaping. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 16019-16026.
Biener L, Song E, Sutfin EL, Spangler J, Wolfson M. Electronic Cigarette Trial and Use among Young Adults: Reasons for Trial and Cessation of Vaping. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(12):16019-16026.Chicago/Turabian Style
Biener, Lois; Song, Eunyoung; Sutfin, Erin L.; Spangler, John; Wolfson, Mark. 2015. "Electronic Cigarette Trial and Use among Young Adults: Reasons for Trial and Cessation of Vaping." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 12: 16019-16026.