Table 1

Characteristics of ecigarette users, and usage patterns

Characteristic


Number of respondents

81

Age, median (range), years

37 (19-65)

Men (%)

77

Smoking status (%)

Former smokers

63

Daily smokers

23

Occasional (non-daily) smokers

13

Cigarettes per day, in smokers (median)

12

Days of abstinence, in former smokers, median (25th and 75th percentiles)

100 (30, 210)

Use of electronic cigarettes

Days of use of the e-cigarette, median (25th and 75th percentiles)

100 (30, 210)

Number of puffs per day, median (25th and 75th percentiles)

175 (90, 275)

Number of puffs per day, range

10 to 600

Price per package, median, Euros (U.S. dollars)

40 (60)

Median dose of nicotine per unit, mg (25th and 75th percentiles)

14 (10, 16)

Does (did) the e-cigarette help you quit smoking? (%)

Yes, a lot

79

Yes, somewhat

16

No, not at all

5


Etter BMC Public Health 2010 10:231   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-231

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