Journal article

Correlates of electronic cigarette use in the general population and among smokers in Australia - Findings from a nationally representative survey

Gary Chan, Janni Leung, Coral Gartner, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Wayne Hall

Addictive Behaviors | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019


AIMS: In Australia, sales of nicotine containing electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarette) are banned unless approved as a therapeutic good. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of e-cigarette use and its correlates in Australia using a nationally representative survey. METHOD: We analysed data from the largest drug use survey in Australia (the National Drug Strategy Household Survey [NDSHS]; N = 22,354). RESULTS: We estimated that 227,000 Australians (1.2% of the population) were current e-cigarettes users, and 97,000 (0.5%) used them daily. Individuals who were male, younger, had higher level of psychological distress, and smoked were more likely to use electronic..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a research fellowship from the University of Queensland and funding from the Department of Health, Australia. The funding body has no role in the study design, analysis or interpretation, writing the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.