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Table 2 Characteristics of users of the Brand 1 tobacco vaporizer, Tobacco use: Internet survey, 2016–2018

From: An online survey of users of tobacco vaporizers, reasons and modes of utilization, perceived advantages and perceived risks

  All users
Number of respondents 102
Tobacco use: (in current users of the tobacco vaporizer, n = 98)
 - Daily smoker (%) 34.8
 - Occasional smoker (%) 21.3
 - Former smoker (%) 43.8
 - Never smoker (%) 0.0
Currently, do you use oral or snuff tobacco:
 - Yes, (occasionally or every day) (%) 8.2
Before using a tobacco vaporizer, were you a smoker (or user of snuff/oral tobacco):
 - Daily smoker (%) 92.0
 - Occasional smoker (%) 4.0
 - Former smoker (%) 4.0
 - Never smoked (%) 0.0
Number of cigarettes per day before using the tobacco vaporizera 20.0 (10.5, 21.5)
The first time you used nicotine, which product did you use:
 - A cigarette, cigar or pipe (%) 98.0
 - An electronic cigarette (%) 2.0
Age when began to smoke everyday (years)a 16.5 (15.75, 18.0)
Tobacco vaporizer utilization:
 - Every day (%) 88.2
 - Occasionally (%) 7.9
 - Former user (%) 3.9
Do you intend to use a tobacco vaporizer in the future?
(Intend to use/certain to use one) (%) 90.3
Among former users: duration of utilization (days)a 5.0 (3.0, 5.0)
Current smokers (n = 58):
 - Number of cigarettes per daya 10.0 (3.75, 16.25)
 - How long after waking do you smoke the first cigarette of the day (minutes)a 30.0 (10.0, 50.0)
- Heaviness of smoking index (HSI) (%):
 0–1: 31.6
 2–4: 68.4
 5–6: 0.0
 - Cigarette dependency (self-rating scale of 0 to 100)a 80.0 (43.75, 96.0)
 - Decided to stop smoking (now or in the next 30 days) (%) 9.0
 - Intend to stop in the next six months (%) 7.1
 - Sure to succeed stopping smoking if you try (very sure) (%) 14.5
 - Currently trying to stop smoking (%) 28.6
 - Currently trying to reduce cigarette consumption (%) 80.0
 - Duration of most recent quit attempt (days)a 14 (3.0, 90.0)
 - Duration of longest quit attempt (days)a 135.0 (21.0, 365.0)
Former smokers (n = 40):
 - When did you stop smoking (days ago)a 67 (36.0, 438.0)
 - Before stopping, number of cigarettes per day on averagea 20.0 (10.5, 23.0)
  1. a Median (25th and 75th centiles)