E-cigarette use: Prevalence & patterns of use
E-cigarette use in Canad
We have conducted two online surveys to examine how e-cigarettes are being used in Canada, as well as patterns of use. A sample of 1,188 youth and young adults aged 16-30 were recruited from an online panel of 22 Canadians in 2012. Close to half of respondents had seen e-cigarettes advertised or for sale. One quarter reported ever using an e-cigarette (5% non-smokers, 19% former smokers, and 35% current smokers), and 6% reported use in the past 30 days (1% non-smokers, 1% former smokers, and 15% current smokers). Compared to non-smokers, former smokers and current 29 smokers were more likely to have ever used e-cigarettes and current smokers were more likely to have ever used e-cigarettes than former smokers. Current smokers were also more likely to be current users of e-cigarettes than both former smokers and non-smokers. Approximately 80% of smokers reported interest in trying e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking, as a long-term replacement for cigarettes, or to use in places/times where/when they cannot smoke. Overall, despite restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine in Canada, awareness of e-cigarettes among youth and young adults is quite high. Almost one-fifth of young adults
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International patterns of e-cigarette use
We are tracking e-cigarette use in different countries through the ITC Project, which includes cohorts of smokers in approximately 20 countries around the world. We have published two studies examining the early stages of e-cigarette uptake in four Western countries: the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.
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