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CASAA 2010 E-cigarette User Survey Results

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A Survey of over 200 users.


2. Age
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What is your age group?
Under 18 18 - 21 22 - 25 26 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 100+ Response
Count
Choose One: 0.1% (3) 2.9% (65) 7.4% (163) 11.2% (249) 25.5% (566) 25.4% (564) 21.2% (469) 5.8% (129) 0.4% (9) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 2,217
3. Race
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To which ethnicity/race do you identify yourself?
African/Black European/White Asian/Indian Native/Aboriginal Middle Eastern/Egyptian Latino/Hispanic Other Response
Count
Choose one: 0.9% (19) 91.3% (2,025) 2.5% (56) 0.8% (17) 0.4% (9) 1.8% (40) 2.3% (51) 2,217
4. Income
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What is your annual income range?
$0 - $25,000 $25,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $75,000 $75,000 - $100,000 $100,000 - $125,000 $125,000 - $150,000 $150,000 - $175,000 $175,000 - $200,000 $200,000 - $250,000 $250,000 - $300,000 Over $300,000 Response
Count
Choose One: 21.8% (483) 32.6% (722) 21.6% (478) 12.7% (282) 5.5% (123) 2.3% (51) 1.2% (27) 0.6% (14) 0.5% (12) 0.3% (6) 0.9% (19) 2,217
5. Education
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What is your education level?
Graduate degree(s) College degree(s) Some college High school graduate/GED Some high school Elementary school graduate Some elementary None Response
Count
Choose One: 10.7% (238) 31.0% (687) 39.9% (885) 16.1% (358) 1.9% (43) 0.1% (2) 0.0% (1) 0.1% (3) 2,217
6. Are you currently serving in the military?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes

1.8% 39
No

98.2% 2,178
7. Are you now or have you ever been a medical or health professional?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes

11.4% 253
No

88.6% 1,964

PAGE: PREVIOUS HISTORY

1. How long did you smoke before using electronic cigarettes?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never

0.4% 8
Less than one year

1.0% 22
1 - 5 years

5.7% 127
6 - 10 years

11.6% 257
11 - 20 years

27.7% 613
21 - 30 years

26.8% 593
31 - 40 years

18.8% 416
41 - 50 years

6.9% 152
Over 50 years

1.0% 23

PAGE: PREVIOUS HISTORY (CONTINUED)

1. On average, how many times did you smoke tobacco per day before you started using electronic cigarettes?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
None

0.5% 12
1 - 5 times a day

1.7% 37
5 - 10 times a day

5.2% 114
10 - 15 times a day

9.8% 215
15 - 20 times a day

20.7% 455
20 - 25 times a day

21.5% 474
25 - 30 times a day

14.3% 314
30 - 35 times a day

8.2% 181
35 - 40 times a day

8.9% 195
Over 40 times a day

9.3% 204
2. What methods have you used IN THE PAST to quit smoking? (Choose all that apply, not including e-cigarettes.)
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Nicotine gum

62.7% 1,380
Nicotine patch

60.3% 1,327
Nicotine inhaler

13.3% 293
Chantix

20.4% 448
Zyban

23.9% 526
Hypnosis

18.5% 407
Weaning off/down method

65.0% 1,430
Homeopathic remedies

12.1% 266
Abstinence/cold turkey

68.0% 1,497
Acupuncture

7.0% 155
Behavioral therapy

8.0% 177
Motivational therapy

7.4% 163
Laser treatment

1.4% 31
Stop Smoking Class

17.1% 376
None

8.4% 184
Other

8.0% 177

(please specify)

188

PAGE: CURRENT TOBACCO USE

1. Which tobacco products do you currently use, NOT including e-cigarettes?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
None

74.7% 1,641
Cigarettes

19.6% 430
Cigars

2.6% 58
Pipe tobacco

1.2% 26
Cigarellos

0.5% 11
Chew

0.5% 10
Snus

3.7% 82
Snuff

1.0% 22
Dissolvables

0.7% 15
Melts

0.1% 2
Other

1.8% 40

(please specify)

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PAGE: CURRENT TOBACCO USE (CONTINUED)

1. How frequent is your use of the products below?
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Very Frequently Frequently Occasionally Infrequently Never Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Cigarettes 26.3% (141) 13.4% (72) 19.2% (103) 24.6% (132) 16.6% (89) 1.00 537
Cigars 1.7% (7) 0.2% (1) 9.7% (39) 22.8% (92) 65.5% (264) 1.00 403
Pipe tobacco 1.0% (4) 1.3% (5) 3.4% (13) 9.8% (38) 84.5% (327) 1.00 387
Cigarellos 0.0% (0) 0.5% (2) 2.6% (10) 8.7% (33) 88.2% (335) 1.00 380
Chew 0.0% (0) 1.1% (4) 1.9% (7) 2.9% (11) 94.2% (356) 1.00 378
Snus 2.6% (10) 2.8% (11) 9.7% (38) 9.9% (39) 75.0% (294) 1.00 392
Snuff 0.3% (1) 0.8% (3) 4.2% (16) 2.9% (11) 91.9% (354) 1.00 385
Dissolvables 0.5% (2) 0.8% (3) 1.6% (6) 3.1% (12) 94.0% (358) 1.00 381
Melts 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.5% (2) 0.8% (3) 98.7% (368) 1.00 373
2. What do you believe electronic cigarettes lack that tobacco use gives you?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Satisfying vapor

15.2% 84
Pleasant flavor

12.0% 66
Throat hit

17.2% 95
Sufficient nicotine levels

13.2% 73
Nicotine absorption

12.9% 71
Other tobacco alkaloids

23.0% 127
Looks/feel

21.4% 118
Don't know

26.5% 146
Other

21.4% 118

(please specify)

135

PAGE: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE USE

1. How long have you been using electronic cigarettes?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
0 - 3 months

39.5% 857
3 - 6 months

26.7% 579
6 - 12 months

22.8% 494
12 - 18 months

8.4% 182
18 - 24 months

1.6% 35
Over 24 months

1.0% 21
2. Brands
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Choose One:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ Response
Count
How many different brands/models of electronic cigarette DEVICES do you own? 33.8% (732) 30.4% (659) 16.4% (356) 8.7% (189) 4.9% (106) 2.0% (43) 1.1% (24) 0.7% (16) 0.0% (1) 1.9% (42) 2,168
3. How did you buy your first electronic cigarette?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
From a company advertising on the internet

47.7% 1,035
From a mall kiosk

6.6% 143
From a tobacco or convenience store

8.3% 180
From a company advertising on the radio

0.6% 13
From a company advertising on television

0.2% 4
From a company advertising/recommended on an internet forum

22.6% 491
From a state/county fair expo

0.4% 8
From the manufacturer directly

3.7% 81
It was a gift

3.7% 80
None of the Above

6.1% 133
4. What answer below is most SIMILAR to the MAIN reason you tried electronic cigarettes? (Please only choose “Other” if none of the reasons below are remotely similar to your reason.)
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
To continue to have a “smoking” experience, but with reduced health risks.

64.6% 1,400
To save money.

5.7% 124
To use as a smoking cessation device to quit my nicotine addiction completely.

20.4% 443
To circumvent indoor smoking bans.

2.7% 58
I never smoked before and wanted to try electronic cigarettes.

0.1% 3
I never smoked before, but was drawn to the advertised flavors and/or cool gadgets.

0.1% 3
In protest over tobacco regulation/taxation

2.5% 54
Other

3.8% 83

(please specify)

102
5. What are the features below that are most influential in your CONTINUED use of electronic cigarettes?
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Extremely influential Very Influencial Moderately influential Less influential Not influential Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Looks & feels like a tobacco cigarette 25.3% (548) 18.7% (405) 22.0% (476) 17.5% (380) 16.6% (359) 1.00 2,168
Tobacco/menthol flavors 20.7% (449) 22.6% (489) 22.7% (493) 15.3% (331) 18.7% (406) 1.00 2,168
Fruit/candy/beverage/other flavors 13.0% (281) 18.2% (395) 23.8% (516) 18.0% (391) 27.0% (585) 1.00 2,168
Inhaling smoke-like vapor 68.8% (1,492) 23.8% (517) 5.7% (124) 1.1% (23) 0.6% (12) 1.00 2,168
Seeing smoke-like vapor 57.7% (1,251) 24.1% (523) 11.9% (258) 4.1% (89) 2.2% (47) 1.00 2,168
Holding a cigarette-like object 45.2% (980) 23.9% (518) 16.2% (352) 9.5% (206) 5.2% (112) 1.00 2,168
Hand-to-mouth ritual 61.6% (1,336) 25.1% (544) 9.5% (205) 2.7% (58) 1.2% (25) 1.00 2,168
Less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes 85.0% (1,842) 10.5% (227) 2.8% (60) 0.9% (19) 0.9% (20) 1.00 2,168
Less expensive than tobacco cigarettes 58.2% (1,262) 18.9% (409) 14.1% (305) 4.7% (102) 4.2% (90) 1.00 2,168
Ability to choose own nicotine levels 60.6% (1,313) 24.3% (526) 11.1% (240) 2.6% (56) 1.5% (33) 1.00 2,168
Ability to choose nicotine-free level 46.7% (1,012) 15.4% (333) 14.9% (322) 11.3% (245) 11.8% (256) 1.00 2,168
Able to use in public spaces/work 34.2% (742) 21.5% (466) 22.0% (477) 12.5% (271) 9.8% (212) 1.00 2,168
Ability to wean off nicotine altogether 42.7% (926) 19.2% (417) 18.0% (391) 11.0% (238) 9.0% (196) 1.00 2,168
No smell belongings 65.5% (1,421) 21.4% (464) 8.3% (179) 3.0% (64) 1.8% (40) 1.00 2,168
No danger to loved ones/bystanders 72.1% (1,564) 13.9% (302) 7.8% (170) 3.6% (78) 2.5% (54) 1.00 2,168
Improved health 85.9% (1,862) 9.9% (214) 3.0% (66) 0.7% (15) 0.5% (11) 1.00 2,168
6. How often do you use fruit, beverage and/or candy flavored liquid? (Any NON-tobacco or NON-menthol flavors.)
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Never

16.7% 363
Rarely

13.2% 286
Occasionally

18.2% 394
Regularly

16.3% 354
Often

18.1% 392
Always

17.5% 379
7. Which is closest to the nicotine liquid strength you use?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
0mg/ml

3.1% 68
6mg/ml

5.1% 110
8mg/ml

5.5% 120
12mg/ml

17.8% 386
16mg/ml

11.1% 241
18mg/ml

23.2% 504
24mg/ml

26.8% 582
36mg/ml

6.7% 145
48mg/ml

0.4% 9
60mg/ml

0.1% 2
100mg/ml

0.0% 1
8. Approximately how much nicotine liquid do you estimate you use per day?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Under 1ml

13.5% 293
1ml

21.5% 466
2ml

29.8% 645
3ml

20.9% 454
4ml

7.7% 166
5ml

4.1% 89
6ml

0.9% 20
7ml

0.4% 9
8ml

1.2% 26

Other (please specify)

128
9. If you could no longer purchase an electric cigarette or supplies, how likely would you be to do the following?
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Very likely Likely Maybe Unlikely Not likely Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Quit smoking on my own (cold turkey) 5.9% (127) 5.4% (118) 20.1% (435) 24.8% (537) 43.9% (951) 1.00 2,168
Quit smoking using a product such as nicotine gum or patch 2.0% (43) 3.2% (70) 13.5% (293) 23.4% (508) 57.8% (1,254) 1.00 2,168
Start smoking tobacco again 51.1% (1,108) 24.2% (525) 13.1% (283) 4.5% (98) 7.1% (154) 1.00 2,168
Start or continue using a smokeless alternative, such as snus 6.1% (132) 8.0% (174) 19.5% (422) 19.0% (411) 47.5% (1,029) 1.00 2,168
Buy electronic cigarette supplies directly from China or the black market, if possible 73.5% (1,593) 14.8% (321) 7.1% (153) 1.9% (41) 2.8% (60) 1.00 2,168
10. How many people have you convinced to switch to electronic cigarettes?
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Response
Count
2,168

PAGE: HEALTH EFFECTS

1. What health benefits do you attribute to switching to electronic cigarettes?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Reduced coughing

57.4% 1,237
Coughing has ceased completely

61.1% 1,317
Better lung function/easier breathing

90.2% 1,944
Increased lung capacity

78.2% 1,686
Improved skin appearance

42.1% 907
Increased stamina

67.7% 1,460
Improved dental health

43.5% 938
Reduced blood pressure

30.6% 660
Able to exercise again

46.0% 992
Improved sex life

31.4% 677
Sleeping better

56.5% 1,218
Reduced snoring

28.6% 617
Reduced apnea

14.7% 318
Decrease in asthma-related symptoms

21.2% 457
Better blood circulation

32.9% 710
Less susceptible to colds/flu

38.6% 833
Decrease in allergy symptoms

31.5% 680
Symptoms of COPD have lessened/disappeared

12.0% 259
None

2.6% 55
2. What adverse effects have you experienced that you believe are related to using the electronic cigarette (Please rank by frequency.)
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Never Not anymore Rarely Occasionally Frequently Always Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Mouth sores 86.1% (1,857) 6.0% (130) 4.9% (106) 2.6% (57) 0.2% (5) 0.0% (1) 1.00 2,156
Dry/sore throat 41.8% (902) 16.7% (360) 22.3% (481) 16.1% (347) 2.7% (59) 0.3% (7) 1.00 2,156
Coughing 63.6% (1,371) 12.6% (272) 18.1% (391) 5.2% (112) 0.4% (8) 0.1% (2) 1.00 2,156
Difficulty breathing 87.2% (1,879) 6.5% (141) 4.3% (92) 1.7% (36) 0.1% (3) 0.2% (5) 1.00 2,156
Hives 97.3% (2,098) 1.3% (27) 1.0% (21) 0.3% (6) 0.0% (0) 0.2% (4) 1.00 2,156
Acne 89.7% (1,935) 3.2% (68) 3.6% (78) 2.6% (57) 0.6% (14) 0.2% (4) 1.00 2,156
Excessive hiccups 87.8% (1,893) 3.8% (82) 5.9% (128) 2.2% (48) 0.1% (3) 0.1% (2) 1.00 2,156
Headaches 80.7% (1,739) 7.4% (160) 9.0% (195) 2.5% (54) 0.2% (5) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Vomiting 98.9% (2,133) 0.6% (14) 0.3% (6) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Nausea 92.5% (1,994) 3.8% (81) 2.9% (62) 0.6% (13) 0.1% (3) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Shakiness 88.5% (1,909) 5.0% (108) 5.2% (112) 1.0% (21) 0.1% (3) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Muscle cramps & aches 91.2% (1,966) 3.5% (76) 3.5% (75) 1.4% (31) 0.2% (4) 0.2% (4) 1.00 2,156
Insomnia/trouble sleeping 85.7% (1,848) 4.7% (101) 6.0% (130) 2.7% (58) 0.6% (13) 0.3% (6) 1.00 2,156
Night sweats 95.3% (2,054) 2.1% (45) 1.5% (32) 0.8% (18) 0.2% (4) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Diarrhea 91.0% (1,961) 3.8% (83) 3.5% (75) 1.4% (31) 0.1% (3) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Racing pulse/heartbeat 85.9% (1,852) 5.5% (119) 6.5% (140) 1.8% (38) 0.2% (4) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Dizziness 90.4% (1,949) 4.9% (105) 3.7% (79) 0.8% (18) 0.1% (2) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Slurred speech 98.5% (2,123) 0.6% (14) 0.7% (15) 0.0% (1) 0.0% (0) 0.1% (3) 1.00 2,156
Dry skin 90.9% (1,959) 2.1% (46) 3.8% (81) 1.9% (42) 1.0% (21) 0.3% (7) 1.00 2,156
Vivid dreams/nightmares 89.8% (1,937) 3.3% (71) 4.1% (88) 2.0% (44) 0.6% (12) 0.2% (4) 1.00 2,156
Increased phlegm 81.1% (1,749) 7.9% (171) 7.0% (151) 2.9% (62) 0.7% (15) 0.4% (8) 1.00 2,156
Lethargy/sleepiness 90.9% (1,959) 3.2% (70) 3.8% (81) 1.4% (31) 0.5% (10) 0.2% (5) 1.00 2,156

Other (please specify)

120
3. Does your primary or specialist physician support your use of the electronic cigarette?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes

37.0% 798
No

0.7% 15
I don't know

47.9% 1,032
N/A

14.4% 311

PAGE: COPD QUESTIONNAIRE

1. How has your COPD been affected by switching/using electronic cigarettes?
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Response
Percent
Response
Count
I do not have COPD

86.5% 1,844
Decrease in amount of phlegm/sputum produced

10.2% 218
Decrease in thickness or stickiness of phlegm/sputum

7.6% 162
Phlegm/sputum color back to normal

6.7% 143
No more/decreased blood in phlegm/sputum

2.2% 47
No more/decreased shortness of breath, cough and/or wheezing

10.0% 214
General feeling of ill health is decreased/gone

9.3% 198
Ankle swelling reduced/gone

2.5% 53
Forgetfulness, confusion, slurred speech and sleepiness is decreased/gone

2.5% 53
No more trouble sleeping

5.0% 106
No longer need to use pillow or sleeping in a chair instead of a bed to avoid shortness of breath

3.0% 63
Weight loss/gain has evened

3.5% 75
Feelings of persistant fatigue and lack of energy are reduced/gone

7.3% 155
Sex drive has returned/increased

4.5% 95
Morning headaches, dizzy spells, restlessness is reduced/gone

3.6% 77
No changes

1.9% 40

Other (please specify)

37

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CASAA (2010), CASAA 2010 E-cigarette User Survey Results, https://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=HrpzL8PN5cP366RWhWvCTjggiZM_2b8yQJHfwE9UXRNhE_3d accessed: 2014-01-28
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