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Table 2 Reasons for using e-cigarettes: open-ended comments from e-cigarette users

From: Electronic cigarettes: a survey of users

  Number of comments
To quit smoking 53
For health, as e-cigarettes were perceived to be less toxic than tobacco 49
Less expensive than regular cigarettes 26
Can be smoked everywhere, including smoke-free places 21
To avoid disturbing other people, or producing environmental tobacco smoke or the smell of stale smoke 20
For the pleasure of smoking, including the pleasure of inhaling and smoking-related actions 19
To reduce cigarette consumption 14
Curious to test a new product 10
Ecigarettes taste and smell good 8
Previously failed to quit with either nicotine patch or bupropion 3
To get nicotine 2
Total (from three open-ended fields) 225