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JF Etter 2009 ecig survey published

Discussion in 'E-Cigarette Surveys & Research Studies' started by rolygate, May 5, 2010.

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  1. rolygate

    rolygate Forum Manager ECF Veteran Verified Member

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  2. Happy Domino38

    Happy Domino38 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2010
    Toronto Canada
    Bloody hell! And they STILL managed to turn it against us!

    E cigarettes were used mainly to quit smoking, and may be helpful for this purpose, but several respondents were concerned about potential toxicity. There are very few published studies on e cigarettes and research is urgently required, particularly on the efficacy and toxicity of these devices.

    They ended the thing on a NEGATIVE note! Imagine my surprise...:mad:
  3. cliff5550

    cliff5550 Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    I loved this uninformed remark:
    "Little is known about users of electronic cigarettes, or their opinions, satisfaction or how and why they use such products."
    Hellooo... Did they even look for us? I don't think so. My God, how typical!
  4. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    This is the small one they did just in France - we have yet to see the results of the survey we all filled out. It'll prbably blow their minds! :D
  5. Tampa2

    Tampa2 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2010
    Here is one I read recently courtesy of Bill Godsall;

    Another survey finds e-cigarettes help smokers quit and reduce health risks (from Chapter 19 of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2010 Yearbook)
    THR2010. (

    Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as potential tobacco harm reduction products: Results of an online survey of e-cigarette users

    Heavner, Dunworth, Bergen, Nissen and Phillips

    All respondents previously smoked and 91% had attempted to stop smoking before trying ecigarettes. Most respondents resided in the USA (72%) and 21% were in Europe. About half (55%) were 31-50, while 32% were >50 years old. Most (79%) of the respondents had been using e-cigarettes for <6 months and reported using them as a complete (79%) or partial (17%) replacement for, rather than in addition to (4%), cigarettes. The majority of respondents reported that their general health (91%), smoker’s cough (97%), ability to exercise (84%), and sense of smell (80%) and taste (73%) were better since using e-cigarettes and none reported that these were worse. Although people whose e-cigarette use completely replaced smoking were more likely to experience improvements in health and smoking caused symptoms, most people who substituted e-cigarettes for even some of their cigarettes experienced improvements.

    These are highly motivated and passionate e-cigarette users who may have different experiences than average e-cigarette users or smokers, and thus the estimates cannot be extrapolated to all smokers or e-cigarette users. However, the results still suggest that very few e-cigarette users are not using them to replace cigarettes and there are many switchers and current smokers who could have the reported experience. Unfortunately e-cigarettes have been banned in some jurisdictions (e.g., Canada, Victoria (Australia)) where switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes was documented. The lack of available and legal e-cigarettes may cause some users to resume smoking.
  6. tristessa363

    tristessa363 Full Member

    May 18, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I was a little bit peeved that the Etter survey did not follow up the medication question with a question about why you take it. Wellbutrin is for smoking cessation as well as for depression. I felt the need to be honest and admit to taking it, but I felt that this would skew the results. I sent this email:

    I think that you should add a response to your survey or make a box for comments. I have been taking bupropion for almost a year (for depression) and that is not what helped me quit smoking. I think the distinction needs to be made - I wasn't sure if I should say that I take it (since it's not for smoking cessation), and I'm sure others have had the same uncertainty.

    The initial survey did have a comment box, which I filled out explaining my response. But the follow up surveys did not. I'm not even sure that they are paying attention to the comments when tallying the results.
    I haven't smoked in over 2 weeks because of the e-cigarette; I never even tried to quit before. I don't want bupropion to get credit that it doesn't deserve. In fact, I'm considering discontinuing it since it hasn't been effective in treating depression either...
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