Journal article

E-cigarette product preferences among Australian young adult e-cigarette users

Michelle I Jongenelis, Caitlin Kameron, Emily Brennan, Daniel Rudaizky, Terry Slevin, Simone Pettigrew

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess preferences for e-cigarettes containing nicotine and flavourings among Australian young adult e-cigarette users. METHODS: An online survey was administered to 1,116 young adults (18-25 years), 104 of whom had used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days and were the focus of this study. Among users, 53% also smoked tobacco cigarettes, 27% were non-smokers and 20% had never smoked. RESULTS: Nearly two-thirds (64%) of e-cigarette users preferred nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (71% of smokers, 56% of non-smokers, 55% of never smokers). The vast majority (89%) preferred flavoured e-cigarettes (92% of smokers, 82% of non-smokers, 95% of never smokers), with fruit flavours the mo..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway), research grant #24335. The funding source had no involvement in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.