Table 2

Reasons for using e-cigarettes: open-ended comments from e-cigarette users

Number of comments


To quit smoking

53

For health, as e-cigarettes were perceived to be less toxic than tobacco

49

Less expensive than regular cigarettes

26

Can be smoked everywhere, including smoke-free places

21

To avoid disturbing other people, or producing environmental tobacco smoke or the smell of stale smoke

20

For the pleasure of smoking, including the pleasure of inhaling and smoking-related actions

19

To reduce cigarette consumption

14

Curious to test a new product

10

Ecigarettes taste and smell good

8

Previously failed to quit with either nicotine patch or bupropion

3

To get nicotine

2

Total (from three open-ended fields)

225


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

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