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A Comparison of E-Cigarette Use Patterns and Smoking Cessation Behavior among Vapers by Primary Place of Purchase.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 02 28; 16(5)IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

E-cigarettes are purchased through multiple channels, including general retail, online, and specialty smoke and vape shops. We examine how e-cigarette users' primary purchase place relates to e-cigarette use and smoking cessation behaviors.

METHODS

Probability-based samples of the U.S. population who were current e-cigarette users were surveyed in 2014 (N = 879) and 2016 (N = 743), with responses combined for most analyses. E-cigarette use and smoking cessation behaviors were compared across users' primary purchase place.

RESULTS

Higher percentages of vape shop (59.1%) and internet (42.9%) customers were current daily users of e-cigarettes compared to retail (19.7%) and smoke shop (23.2%) customers (p-values < 0.001). Higher percentages of vape shop (40.2%) and internet (35.1%) customers were also former smokers, compared to 17.7% of retail and 19.3% of smoke shop customers (p's < 0.001). Among those smoking 12 months prior to survey, smoking cessation rates were higher for vape shop (22.2%) and internet customers (22.5%) than for retail customers (10.7%, p = 0.010 and p = 0.022, respectively), even though retail customers were more likely to use FDA-approved smoking cessation aids. The percentage of customers purchasing from vape shops increased from 20.4% in 2014 to 37.6% in 2016, surpassing general retail (27.7%) as the most likely channel in 2016.

CONCLUSIONS

E-cigarette customers differed in significant ways by channels of purchase, most notably in their smoking cessation behaviors. Previous population studies have relied mostly on retail channel data, which accounted for less than 30% of all products sold by 2016. Future studies of e-cigarette use should consider a broader set of channels.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA. grhsu@ucdavis.edu.Department of Mathematics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0112, USA. acgamst@ucsd.edu. San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0505, USA. acgamst@ucsd.edu.Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0905, USA. y1zhuang@ucsd.edu.San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0505, USA. twolfson@ucsd.edu. Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0905, USA. twolfson@ucsd.edu.Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0905, USA. szhu@ucsd.edu. Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0905, USA. szhu@ucsd.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30823400

Citation

Hsu, Greta, et al. "A Comparison of E-Cigarette Use Patterns and Smoking Cessation Behavior Among Vapers By Primary Place of Purchase." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 5, 2019.
Hsu G, Gamst AC, Zhuang YL, et al. A Comparison of E-Cigarette Use Patterns and Smoking Cessation Behavior among Vapers by Primary Place of Purchase. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(5).
Hsu, G., Gamst, A. C., Zhuang, Y. L., Wolfson, T., & Zhu, S. H. (2019). A Comparison of E-Cigarette Use Patterns and Smoking Cessation Behavior among Vapers by Primary Place of Purchase. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050724
Hsu G, et al. A Comparison of E-Cigarette Use Patterns and Smoking Cessation Behavior Among Vapers By Primary Place of Purchase. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 02 28;16(5) PubMed PMID: 30823400.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Comparison of E-Cigarette Use Patterns and Smoking Cessation Behavior among Vapers by Primary Place of Purchase. AU - Hsu,Greta, AU - Gamst,Anthony C, AU - Zhuang,Yue-Lin, AU - Wolfson,Tanya, AU - Zhu,Shu-Hong, Y1 - 2019/02/28/ PY - 2019/01/12/received PY - 2019/02/22/revised PY - 2019/02/25/accepted PY - 2019/3/3/entrez PY - 2019/3/3/pubmed PY - 2019/7/12/medline KW - Marketing and regulation of nicotine-containing products KW - electronic cigarettes KW - internet KW - purchase channels KW - regulation KW - retail KW - smoking cessation KW - vape shops JF - International journal of environmental research and public health JO - Int J Environ Res Public Health VL - 16 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: E-cigarettes are purchased through multiple channels, including general retail, online, and specialty smoke and vape shops. We examine how e-cigarette users' primary purchase place relates to e-cigarette use and smoking cessation behaviors. METHODS: Probability-based samples of the U.S. population who were current e-cigarette users were surveyed in 2014 (N = 879) and 2016 (N = 743), with responses combined for most analyses. E-cigarette use and smoking cessation behaviors were compared across users' primary purchase place. RESULTS: Higher percentages of vape shop (59.1%) and internet (42.9%) customers were current daily users of e-cigarettes compared to retail (19.7%) and smoke shop (23.2%) customers (p-values < 0.001). Higher percentages of vape shop (40.2%) and internet (35.1%) customers were also former smokers, compared to 17.7% of retail and 19.3% of smoke shop customers (p's < 0.001). Among those smoking 12 months prior to survey, smoking cessation rates were higher for vape shop (22.2%) and internet customers (22.5%) than for retail customers (10.7%, p = 0.010 and p = 0.022, respectively), even though retail customers were more likely to use FDA-approved smoking cessation aids. The percentage of customers purchasing from vape shops increased from 20.4% in 2014 to 37.6% in 2016, surpassing general retail (27.7%) as the most likely channel in 2016. CONCLUSIONS: E-cigarette customers differed in significant ways by channels of purchase, most notably in their smoking cessation behaviors. Previous population studies have relied mostly on retail channel data, which accounted for less than 30% of all products sold by 2016. Future studies of e-cigarette use should consider a broader set of channels. SN - 1660-4601 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30823400/A_Comparison_of_E_Cigarette_Use_Patterns_and_Smoking_Cessation_Behavior_among_Vapers_by_Primary_Place_of_Purchase_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -