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Table 3 Percent of participants who have learned about e-cigarettes through various sourcesa

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

Source Attendings (N = 15) Residents (N = 15) Medical Students (N = 33) Nursing Students (N = 28)
  n (%)
Occupation b 8 (53) 2 (13) 10 (30) 6 (21)
Medical journals 7 (47) 4 (27) 3 (9) 0 (0)
Evidence-based summaries c 3 (20) 1 (7) 1 (3) 4 (14)
News outlets 11 (73) 8 (53) 19 (58) 11 (39)
Social media 7 (47) 10 (67) 19 (58) 19 (68)
Magazines and ads 7 (47) 4 (27) 10 (30) 11 (39)
Conversation with e-cigarette non-users 3 (20) 5 (33) 13 (39) 5 (18)
Conversation with e-cigarette users 4 (27) 8 (53) 13 (39) 17 (61)
  1. aResponses are not mutually exclusive
  2. b Occupational sources include lectures, conferences, and meetings
  3. cEvidence-based summaries include Surgeon General’s reports, and consensus study reports