Journal article

How Are Self-Reported Physical and Mental Health Conditions Related to Vaping Activities among Smokers and Quitters: Findings from the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Wave 1 Survey

Lin Li, Ron Borland, Richard J O'Connor, Geoffrey T Fong, Ann McNeill, Pete Driezen, K Michael Cummings



This study examines whether having health conditions or concerns related to smoking is associated with use of vaping products. Data came from the 2016 wave of the International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. Smokers and recent quitters (n = 11,344) were asked whether they had a medical diagnosis for nine health conditions (i.e., depression, anxiety, alcohol problems, severe obesity, chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic lung disease) and concerns about past and future health effects of smoking, and their vaping activities. Respondents with depression and alcohol problems were more likely to be current vapers both daily (Adjusted odds ratio, AOR =..

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Awarded by US National Cancer Institute

Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey in the US, Canada, and England was supported by grant P01 CA200512 from the US National Cancer Institute, and a Foundation Grant (FDN-148477) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The ITC Australia Project was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1106451). Additional support was provided to GTF from a Senior Investigator Award from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.