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Table 1 Percentages of participants reporting various images of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes by cigarette smoker status

From: Affect, risk perception, and the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes: a population study of U.S. adults

  Cigarette images E-cigarette images
% who mentioned Total
(n = 5389)
Current smoker
(n = 1184)
Former smoker
(n = 1520)
Never smoker
(n = 2683)
Total Current smoker Former smoker Never smoker
Synonym 17.5 32.8 16.4 14.2 19.6 24.5 18.7 18.8
Disgust 23.0 6.8 21.7 27.8 13.5 6.0 13.9 15.2
Risky 35.4 13.7 34.6 41.4 11.0 3.5 10.9 12.9
Addiction 4.9 9.5 5.5 3.4 3.9 2.3 4.3 4.0
Relaxing/ Satisfaction 2.6 12.6 2.1 0.3 1.2 2.3 0.8 1.2
Safer than cigarettes 5.3 6.2 4.7 5.3
Same/worse than cigarette 3.8 2.4 3.2 4.4
Other 18.3 26.1 20.8 15.1 45.6 54.7 47.2 42.5