Consumers Trying But Not Continuing E-Cigarettes

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
“E-Cigarette/Electronic Cigarette/E-Cigs/E-Liquid/Vaping” by Vaping360 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Wei Bao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology,
College of Public Health,
University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? 

Response: Although the health effects of e-cigarettes remains unclear, e-cigarettes have been marketed as an approach for smoking cessation. Previous studies have reported an increase in e-cigarette use in US people since 2010. The current study showed that from 2014 to 2016, there was an increase in ever use of e-cigarettes but decline in current use of e-cigarettes. 

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: The decline in current use but increase in ever use in e-cigarettes may suggest that some individuals are trying but not continuing use of e-cigarettes. However, it might be too soon to draw e-cigarette usage trends from just three years of data. 

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work? 

Response: Continued surveillance of e-cigarette use among populations is needed. Moreover, it become imperative to understand health impact of the changes in e-cigarette use in US adults. 

Nothing to disclose. 

Citation: 

Bao W, Xu G, Lu J, Snetselaar LG, Wallace RB. Changes in Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults in the United States, 2014-2016. JAMA. 2018;319(19):2039–2041. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4658 

 

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