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

Abstract

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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