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Table 5 Perceived effects of using 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

  All users
Number of respondents 102
How would you describe the ‘hit’ or ‘throat hit’ provoked by your vaporizer:
 - Strong to very strong (%) 14.7 (7.9–21.5)
 - Medium (%) 30.4 (21.5–39.3)
 - Weak to very weak (%) 54.9 (45.2–64.6)
Would you describe the vaporizer taste as:
 - Good to very good (%) 59.4 (49.8–69.0)
 - Neutral (%) 34.7 (25.4–44.0)
 - Bad to very bad (%) 5.9 (1.3–10.5)
Is the taste of your vaporizer similar of the taste of a cigarette?
 - Similar (%) 1.0 (0.0–2.9)
 - Near to very near (%) 31.0 (22.0–40.0)
 - Different to very different (%) 68.0 (58.9–77.1)
Would you say the taste of your vaporizer is an advantage or a disadvantage for stopping smoking?
 - Advantage to big advantage (%) 60.8 (51.3–70.3)
 - Disadvantage to big disadvantage (%) 10.8 (4.8–16.8)
Could the taste of your vaporizer make you want to smoke a cigarette?
 - A lot (%) 2.9 (0.0–6.2)
 - Low to moderate (%) 28.4 (19.6–37.2)
 - Not at all (%) 68.6 (59.6–77.6)
Does your vaporizer irritate your throat?
 - Strongly (%) 9.0 (3.4–14.6)
 - Not at all (%) 65.0 (55.7–74.3)
How would you estimate the general risk to health from the vaporizer, compared to cigarettes?
 - 100 times less dangerous (%) 20.8 (12.9–28.7)
 - 10 times less dangerous (%) 49.5 (39.7–59.3)
 - 2 times less dangerous (%) 21.8 (13.9–29.8)
 - Probably the same risk as cigarettes (%) 6.9 (2.0–11.8)
 - Probably more dangerous than cigarettes (%) 1.0 (0.0–2.9)
Former smokers (n = 40):
Did your vaporizer help you to stop smoking?
 - Yes (a little to absolutely) (% of former smokers) 67.5 (53.0–82.0)
Current smokers (n = 58):
Does (did) your vaporizer help you to reduce your cigarettes consumption?
 - Yes (a little to absolutely) (% of current smokers) 84.5 (75.2–93.8)
  1. 95% confidence intervals are indicated in brackets