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Table 3 Modes of utilization in current users of the Brand 1 tobacco vaporizer: Internet survey, 2016–2018

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

  Current users
Number of current users 98
Duration of utilization (days)a 269.0 (59.0, 469.0)
Utilization:
 Every day (%) 91.8
 Occasionally (%) 8.2
Before using your vaporizer, how many cigarettes did you smoke per day, on average (current daily or occasional vaporizer users who were smokers when they started to use the vaporizer, n = 94)a 20.0 (10.0, 20.0)
Number of cigarettes per day now (among all current vaporizer users and current smokers)a 8.0 (3.0, 15.0)
Number of cigarettes per day now (among every daily vaporizer users and current smokers)a 7.5 (3.25, 13.75)
Number of refill sticks per daya 10.0 (5.75, 10.0)
Total number of cigarettes plus vaporizer refills per day (in current smokers)a 16.5 (12.0, 21.0)
First utilization of the day of vaporizer, how many minutes after waking (minutes)a 30.0 (15.0, 60.0)
Number of puffs per day on the vaporizera 150.0 (50.0, 210.0)
Number of puffs per sticka 12.0 (10.0, 14.0)
Duration of one recharge of the battery (hours)a 24.0 (12.0, 48.0)
Number of sticks per one recharge of the batterya 20.0 (20.0, 20.0)
Monthly expenditure for vaporizer and sticks (Euros)a 110.0 (59.0, 161.0)
Intention to use vaporizer for more than one year (%) 58.9
Utilization of vaporizer and cigarettes on the same day:
 - Ever (%) 59.2
 - For more than one month (%) 15.4
Reason for using both vaporizer and cigarettes on the same day:
 - To reduce cigarette consumption (%) 57.6
 - In places where smoking is prohibited (%) 19.7
 - Because I like to use both (%) 28.8
Utilization of the vaporizer instead of a smoking cessation medication:
 - Ever (%) 48.1
 - For more than one month (%) 28.4
  1. a Median (25th and 75th centiles)