Journal article

Factors associated with intentions to use e-cigarettes among Australian young adult non-smokers

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

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: A growing body of evidence suggests e-cigarette use increases the risk of conventional cigarette use. Assessing the factors associated with intentions to use e-cigarettes can inform programs designed to minimise uptake, potentially assisting in preventing a new population of smokers. This study developed and tested a model assessing the importance of various factors that may be associated with intentions to use e-cigarettes among young adults who have never used e-cigarettes or tobacco cigarettes. DESIGN AND METHODS: A web-panel provider recruited 429 Australian 18- to 25-year-olds who had never used e-cigarettes or smoked tobacco cigarettes (56% female, mean age = 21...

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