Skip to main content

Table 2 Comparing survey responses among occupational groups

From: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: what current and future providers do and do not know about electronic cigarettes

   Attendings
(N = 15)
Residents
(N = 15)
Medical Students
(N = 33)
Nursing Students
(N = 28)
Forced-Choice Items   n (%)
E-cigarettes are not approved by the FDA for smoking cessation. Correct 15 (100) 15 (100) 28 (85) 22 (79)
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among US middle and high school students. Correct 5 (33) 8 (53) 16 (49) 16 (57)
Likert-Type Items   n (%)
Among youth and young adults, the use of e-cigarettes is associated with subsequent initiation of cigarette use. Correct 11 (73) 8 (53) 14 (42) 22 (79)
Did not know 4 (27) 2 (13) 15 (46) 2 (7)
Nicotine intake from e-cigarettes can be comparable to that from cigarettes. Correct 8 (53) 9 (60) 18 (55) 17 (61)
Did not know 4 (27) 4 (27) 5 (15) 5 (18)
Exposure to toxicants and carcinogens from e-cigarettes is significantly lower compared to conventional cigarettes. Correct 9 (60) 6 (40) 16 (49) 6 (22)
Did not know 4 (27) 5 (33) 6 (18) 7 (26)