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E-Cigarette Quit Attempts and Experiences in a Convenience Sample of Adult Users

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(3), 2332; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032332
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Reviewer 2:
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(3), 2332; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032332
Submission received: 22 November 2022 / Revised: 10 January 2023 / Accepted: 26 January 2023 / Published: 28 January 2023

Round 1

Reviewer 1 Report

The authors have touched upon a very important aspect of quitting e cigarette. The manuscript is well written and conveys clear conclusion. There are a few points that I want to draw the attention of the authors

1. As described by authors this is a self reported quit attempt by the respondents and could not be verified

2. Some questions on users attitude - whether they consider e cigarette as/more/less harmful than conventional cigarette would be useful.

3. The sampling method could have been improved. The authors should attach a supplementary file of all the initial responses recieved and describe in more detail how they excluded some from it only. The methodology of exclusion can be explained in more detail.

 

 

 

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Reviewer 2 Report

The authors surveyed those adults who ever used e-cigarettes regularly and had attempted to quit e-cigarette use by using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Based on the final 787 samples, the manuscript shows the frequencies and proportions of the demographic characteristics, e-cigarette/cigarette use, and device characteristics. It also analyzed the e-cigarette quit attempts reasons, methods, and experiences among all ever e-cig users. The survey design is meaningful for studying e-cig use and cessation. However, the literature review and background introduction can be improved by adding more US e-cig studies, and the results may have some problems. My 17 comments are attached. Please check.

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