Journal article

Where Do Vapers Buy Their Vaping Supplies? Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) 4 Country Smoking and Vaping Survey

David C Braak, K Michael Cummings, Georges J Nahhas, Bryan W Heckman, Ron Borland, Geoffrey T Fong, David Hammond, Christian Boudreau, Ann McNeill, David T Levy, Ce Shang

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Aim: This study examines where vapers purchase their vaping refills in countries having different regulations over such devices, Canada (CA), the United States (US), England (EN), and Australia (AU). Methods: Data were available from 1899 current adult daily and weekly vapers who participated in the 2016 (Wave 1) International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping. The outcome was purchase location of vaping supplies (online, vape shop, other). Adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were reported for between country comparisons. Results: Overall, 41.4% of current vapers bought their vaping products from vape shops, 27.5% bought them online, and 31.1% from other retail lo..

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Awarded by National Cancer Institute of the US


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina


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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute of the US P01CA200512, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FDN 148477), and by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia APP1106451. Core support was provided in part through the biostatistics shared resource at the Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina (P30 CA138313). GTF was supported in part from a Senior Investigator Award from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. BWH was supported by NIDA (K23 DA041616). DCB supported by NIH/NIDA GM-T32008716.