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Table 1 Percentage of articles and total units coded regarding each category

From: Representations of electronic cigarettes in Chinese media

E-cigarettes categories # of articles referencing each category
(% of articles)
# of units coded into each category
(% of total units)
nicotine/constituents/features 418(88%) 749 (29%)
1. ingredients 203 (43%) 209 (8%)
2. flavor and experience 123 (26%) 131 (5%)
3. appearance and features of E-cigarettes 111 (23%) 115 (4%)
4. working mechanism of E-cigarettes 78 (16%) 82 (3%)
5. impact on health 123 (26%) 130 (5%)
6. functions of E-cigarettes 81 (17%) 82 (3%)
tobacco control/regulation 312 (66%) 493 (19%)
1. aids for smoking cessation 125 (26%) 135 (5%)
2. regulations on smoking E-cigarettes 103 (22%) 124 (5%)
3. science on smoking 76 (16%) 77 (3%)
4. smoking and campaign 64 (13%) 64 (2%)
5. tobacco control in general 85 (18%) 93 (4%)
children’s use of E-cigarettes 398 (84%) 830 (32%)
1. attractions of E-cigarettes to kids 123 (26%) 145 (6%)
2. use of E-cigarettes on campus 201 (42%) 225 (9%)
3. marketing nearby schools 199 (42%) 221 (9%)
4. parents’ and teachers’ concerns 212 (45%) 239 (9%)
tobacco market/industry 284 (60%) 519 (20%)
1. producers/brands/sales 219 (46%) 225 (9%)
2. quality and standards of products 202 (42%) 205 (8%)
3. trends of the industry 83 (17%) 89 (3%)
other 52 (11%) 16 (1%)