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Page: Demographical Information
1. Name & Location* *Name and email are optional. Survey is SSL encrypted for your security.
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Percent
Response
Count
Name:
 
70.5%1,564
State/Province:
 
100.0%2,217
Country:
 
100.0%2,217
Email Address:
 
59.3%1,315

2. Age
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What is your age group?
 
Under 1818 - 2122 - 2526 - 2930 - 3940 - 4950 - 5960 - 6970 - 7980 - 8990 - 100+Response
Count
Choose One:0.1% (3)2.9% (65)7.4% (163)11.2% (249)25.5% (566)25.4% (564)21.2% (469)5.8% (129)0.4% (9)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2,217

3. Race
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To which ethnicity/race do you identify yourself?
 
African/BlackEuropean/WhiteAsian/IndianNative/AboriginalMiddle Eastern/EgyptianLatino/HispanicOtherResponse
Count
Choose one:0.9% (19)91.3% (2,025)2.5% (56)0.8% (17)0.4% (9)1.8% (40)2.3% (51)2,217

4. Income
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What is your annual income range?
 
$0 - $25,000$25,000 - $50,000$50,000 - $75,000$75,000 - $100,000$100,000 - $125,000$125,000 - $150,000$150,000 - $175,000$175,000 - $200,000$200,000 - $250,000$250,000 - $300,000Over $300,000Response
Count
Choose One:21.8% (483)32.6% (722)21.6% (478)12.7% (282)5.5% (123)2.3% (51)1.2% (27)0.6% (14)0.5% (12)0.3% (6)0.9% (19)2,217

5. Education
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What is your education level?
 
Graduate degree(s)College degree(s)Some collegeHigh school graduate/GEDSome high schoolElementary school graduateSome elementaryNoneResponse
Count
Choose One:10.7% (238)31.0% (687)39.9% (885)16.1% (358)1.9% (43)0.1% (2)0.0% (1)0.1% (3)2,217

6. Are you currently serving in the military?
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Yes
1.8%39
No
98.2%2,178

7. Are you now or have you ever been a medical or health professional?
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Yes
11.4%253
No
88.6%1,964

Page: Previous History
1. How long did you smoke before using electronic cigarettes?
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Percent
Response
Count
Never
0.4%8
Less than one year
1.0%22
1 - 5 years
5.7%127
6 - 10 years
11.6%257
11 - 20 years
27.7%613
21 - 30 years
26.8%593
31 - 40 years
18.8%416
41 - 50 years
6.9%152
Over 50 years
1.0%23

Page: Previous History (continued)
1. On average, how many times did you smoke tobacco per day before you started using electronic cigarettes?
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Percent
Response
Count
None
0.5%12
1 - 5 times a day
1.7%37
5 - 10 times a day
5.2%114
10 - 15 times a day
9.8%215
15 - 20 times a day
20.7%455
20 - 25 times a day
21.5%474
25 - 30 times a day
14.3%314
30 - 35 times a day
8.2%181
35 - 40 times a day
8.9%195
Over 40 times a day
9.3%204

2. What methods have you used IN THE PAST to quit smoking? (Choose all that apply, not including e-cigarettes.)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Nicotine gum
62.7%1,380
Nicotine patch
60.3%1,327
Nicotine inhaler
13.3%293
Chantix
20.4%448
Zyban
23.9%526
Hypnosis
18.5%407
Weaning off/down method
65.0%1,430
Homeopathic remedies
12.1%266
Abstinence/cold turkey
68.0%1,497
Acupuncture
7.0%155
Behavioral therapy
8.0%177
Motivational therapy
7.4%163
Laser treatment
1.4%31
Stop Smoking Class
17.1%376
None
8.4%184
Other
8.0%177
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Page: Current Tobacco Use
1. Which tobacco products do you currently use, NOT including e-cigarettes?
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Percent
Response
Count
None
74.7%1,641
Cigarettes
19.6%430
Cigars
2.6%58
Pipe tobacco
1.2%26
Cigarellos
0.5%11
Chew
0.5%10
Snus
3.7%82
Snuff
1.0%22
Dissolvables
0.7%15
Melts
0.1%2
Other
1.8%40
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Page: Current Tobacco Use (continued)
1. How frequent is your use of the products below?
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 Very FrequentlyFrequentlyOccasionallyInfrequentlyNeverRating
Average
Rating
Count
Cigarettes26.3% (141)13.4% (72)19.2% (103)24.6% (132)16.6% (89)1.00537
Cigars1.7% (7)0.2% (1)9.7% (39)22.8% (92)65.5% (264)1.00403
Pipe tobacco1.0% (4)1.3% (5)3.4% (13)9.8% (38)84.5% (327)1.00387
Cigarellos0.0% (0)0.5% (2)2.6% (10)8.7% (33)88.2% (335)1.00380
Chew0.0% (0)1.1% (4)1.9% (7)2.9% (11)94.2% (356)1.00378
Snus2.6% (10)2.8% (11)9.7% (38)9.9% (39)75.0% (294)1.00392
Snuff0.3% (1)0.8% (3)4.2% (16)2.9% (11)91.9% (354)1.00385
Dissolvables0.5% (2)0.8% (3)1.6% (6)3.1% (12)94.0% (358)1.00381
Melts0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.5% (2)0.8% (3)98.7% (368)1.00373

2. What do you believe electronic cigarettes lack that tobacco use gives you?
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Percent
Response
Count
Satisfying vapor
15.2%84
Pleasant flavor
12.0%66
Throat hit
17.2%95
Sufficient nicotine levels
13.2%73
Nicotine absorption
12.9%71
Other tobacco alkaloids
23.0%127
Looks/feel
21.4%118
Don't know
26.5%146
Other
21.4%118
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Page: Electronic Cigarette Use
1. How long have you been using electronic cigarettes?
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Percent
Response
Count
0 - 3 months
39.5%857
3 - 6 months
26.7%579
6 - 12 months
22.8%494
12 - 18 months
8.4%182
18 - 24 months
1.6%35
Over 24 months
1.0%21

2. Brands
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Count
How many different brands/models of electronic cigarette DEVICES do you own?33.8% (732)30.4% (659)16.4% (356)8.7% (189)4.9% (106)2.0% (43)1.1% (24)0.7% (16)0.0% (1)1.9% (42)2,168

3. How did you buy your first electronic cigarette?
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Percent
Response
Count
From a company advertising on the internet
47.7%1,035
From a mall kiosk
6.6%143
From a tobacco or convenience store
8.3%180
From a company advertising on the radio
0.6%13
From a company advertising on television
0.2%4
From a company advertising/recommended on an internet forum
22.6%491
From a state/county fair expo
0.4%8
From the manufacturer directly
3.7%81
It was a gift
3.7%80
None of the Above
6.1%133

4. What answer below is most SIMILAR to the MAIN reason you tried electronic cigarettes? (Please only choose "Other" if none of the reasons below are remotely similar to your reason.)
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Percent
Response
Count
To continue to have a "smoking" experience, but with reduced health risks.
64.6%1,400
To save money.
5.7%124
To use as a smoking cessation device to quit my nicotine addiction completely.
20.4%443
To circumvent indoor smoking bans.
2.7%58
I never smoked before and wanted to try electronic cigarettes.
0.1%3
I never smoked before, but was drawn to the advertised flavors and/or cool gadgets.
0.1%3
In protest over tobacco regulation/taxation
2.5%54
Other
3.8%83
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5. What are the features below that are most influential in your CONTINUED use of electronic cigarettes?
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 Extremely influentialVery InfluencialModerately influentialLess influentialNot influentialRating
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Rating
Count
Looks & feels like a tobacco cigarette25.3% (548)18.7% (405)22.0% (476)17.5% (380)16.6% (359)1.002,168
Tobacco/menthol flavors20.7% (449)22.6% (489)22.7% (493)15.3% (331)18.7% (406)1.002,168
Fruit/candy/beverage/other flavors13.0% (281)18.2% (395)23.8% (516)18.0% (391)27.0% (585)1.002,168
Inhaling smoke-like vapor68.8% (1,492)23.8% (517)5.7% (124)1.1% (23)0.6% (12)1.002,168
Seeing smoke-like vapor57.7% (1,251)24.1% (523)11.9% (258)4.1% (89)2.2% (47)1.002,168
Holding a cigarette-like object45.2% (980)23.9% (518)16.2% (352)9.5% (206)5.2% (112)1.002,168
Hand-to-mouth ritual61.6% (1,336)25.1% (544)9.5% (205)2.7% (58)1.2% (25)1.002,168
Less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes85.0% (1,842)10.5% (227)2.8% (60)0.9% (19)0.9% (20)1.002,168
Less expensive than tobacco cigarettes58.2% (1,262)18.9% (409)14.1% (305)4.7% (102)4.2% (90)1.002,168
Ability to choose own nicotine levels60.6% (1,313)24.3% (526)11.1% (240)2.6% (56)1.5% (33)1.002,168
Ability to choose nicotine-free level46.7% (1,012)15.4% (333)14.9% (322)11.3% (245)11.8% (256)1.002,168
Able to use in public spaces/work34.2% (742)21.5% (466)22.0% (477)12.5% (271)9.8% (212)1.002,168
Ability to wean off nicotine altogether42.7% (926)19.2% (417)18.0% (391)11.0% (238)9.0% (196)1.002,168
No smell belongings65.5% (1,421)21.4% (464)8.3% (179)3.0% (64)1.8% (40)1.002,168
No danger to loved ones/bystanders72.1% (1,564)13.9% (302)7.8% (170)3.6% (78)2.5% (54)1.002,168
Improved health85.9% (1,862)9.9% (214)3.0% (66)0.7% (15)0.5% (11)1.002,168

6. How often do you use fruit, beverage and/or candy flavored liquid? (Any NON-tobacco or NON-menthol flavors.)
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Percent
Response
Count
Never
16.7%363
Rarely
13.2%286
Occasionally
18.2%394
Regularly
16.3%354
Often
18.1%392
Always
17.5%379

7. Which is closest to the nicotine liquid strength you use?
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Percent
Response
Count
0mg/ml
3.1%68
6mg/ml
5.1%110
8mg/ml
5.5%120
12mg/ml
17.8%386
16mg/ml
11.1%241
18mg/ml
23.2%504
24mg/ml
26.8%582
36mg/ml
6.7%145
48mg/ml
0.4%9
60mg/ml
0.1%2
100mg/ml
0.0%1

8. Approximately how much nicotine liquid do you estimate you use per day?
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Percent
Response
Count
Under 1ml
13.5%293
1ml
21.5%466
2ml
29.8%645
3ml
20.9%454
4ml
7.7%166
5ml
4.1%89
6ml
0.9%20
7ml
0.4%9
8ml
1.2%26
Other (please specify)
 
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9. If you could no longer purchase an electric cigarette or supplies, how likely would you be to do the following?
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 Very likelyLikelyMaybeUnlikelyNot likelyRating
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Count
Quit smoking on my own (cold turkey)5.9% (127)5.4% (118)20.1% (435)24.8% (537)43.9% (951)1.002,168
Quit smoking using a product such as nicotine gum or patch2.0% (43)3.2% (70)13.5% (293)23.4% (508)57.8% (1,254)1.002,168
Start smoking tobacco again51.1% (1,108)24.2% (525)13.1% (283)4.5% (98)7.1% (154)1.002,168
Start or continue using a smokeless alternative, such as snus6.1% (132)8.0% (174)19.5% (422)19.0% (411)47.5% (1,029)1.002,168
Buy electronic cigarette supplies directly from China or the black market, if possible73.5% (1,593)14.8% (321)7.1% (153)1.9% (41)2.8% (60)1.002,168

10. How many people have you convinced to switch to electronic cigarettes?
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Page: Health Effects
1. What health benefits do you attribute to switching to electronic cigarettes?
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 Response
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Response
Count
Reduced coughing
57.4%1,237
Coughing has ceased completely
61.1%1,317
Better lung function/easier breathing
90.2%1,944
Increased lung capacity
78.2%1,686
Improved skin appearance
42.1%907
Increased stamina
67.7%1,460
Improved dental health
43.5%938
Reduced blood pressure
30.6%660
Able to exercise again
46.0%992
Improved sex life
31.4%677
Sleeping better
56.5%1,218
Reduced snoring
28.6%617
Reduced apnea
14.7%318
Decrease in asthma-related symptoms
21.2%457
Better blood circulation
32.9%710
Less susceptible to colds/flu
38.6%833
Decrease in allergy symptoms
31.5%680
Symptoms of COPD have lessened/disappeared
12.0%259
None
2.6%55

2. What adverse effects have you experienced that you believe are related to using the electronic cigarette (Please rank by frequency.)
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Rating
Count
Mouth sores86.1% (1,857)6.0% (130)4.9% (106)2.6% (57)0.2% (5)0.0% (1)1.002,156
Dry/sore throat41.8% (902)16.7% (360)22.3% (481)16.1% (347)2.7% (59)0.3% (7)1.002,156
Coughing63.6% (1,371)12.6% (272)18.1% (391)5.2% (112)0.4% (8)0.1% (2)1.002,156
Difficulty breathing87.2% (1,879)6.5% (141)4.3% (92)1.7% (36)0.1% (3)0.2% (5)1.002,156
Hives97.3% (2,098)1.3% (27)1.0% (21)0.3% (6)0.0% (0)0.2% (4)1.002,156
Acne89.7% (1,935)3.2% (68)3.6% (78)2.6% (57)0.6% (14)0.2% (4)1.002,156
Excessive hiccups87.8% (1,893)3.8% (82)5.9% (128)2.2% (48)0.1% (3)0.1% (2)1.002,156
Headaches80.7% (1,739)7.4% (160)9.0% (195)2.5% (54)0.2% (5)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Vomiting98.9% (2,133)0.6% (14)0.3% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Nausea92.5% (1,994)3.8% (81)2.9% (62)0.6% (13)0.1% (3)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Shakiness88.5% (1,909)5.0% (108)5.2% (112)1.0% (21)0.1% (3)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Muscle cramps & aches91.2% (1,966)3.5% (76)3.5% (75)1.4% (31)0.2% (4)0.2% (4)1.002,156
Insomnia/trouble sleeping85.7% (1,848)4.7% (101)6.0% (130)2.7% (58)0.6% (13)0.3% (6)1.002,156
Night sweats95.3% (2,054)2.1% (45)1.5% (32)0.8% (18)0.2% (4)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Diarrhea91.0% (1,961)3.8% (83)3.5% (75)1.4% (31)0.1% (3)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Racing pulse/heartbeat85.9% (1,852)5.5% (119)6.5% (140)1.8% (38)0.2% (4)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Dizziness90.4% (1,949)4.9% (105)3.7% (79)0.8% (18)0.1% (2)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Slurred speech98.5% (2,123)0.6% (14)0.7% (15)0.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.1% (3)1.002,156
Dry skin90.9% (1,959)2.1% (46)3.8% (81)1.9% (42)1.0% (21)0.3% (7)1.002,156
Vivid dreams/nightmares89.8% (1,937)3.3% (71)4.1% (88)2.0% (44)0.6% (12)0.2% (4)1.002,156
Increased phlegm81.1% (1,749)7.9% (171)7.0% (151)2.9% (62)0.7% (15)0.4% (8)1.002,156
Lethargy/sleepiness90.9% (1,959)3.2% (70)3.8% (81)1.4% (31)0.5% (10)0.2% (5)1.002,156
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3. Does your primary or specialist physician support your use of the electronic cigarette?
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Response
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Yes
37.0%798
No
0.7%15
I don't know
47.9%1,032
N/A
14.4%311

Page: COPD Questionnaire
1. How has your COPD been affected by switching/using electronic cigarettes?
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I do not have COPD
86.5%1,844
Decrease in amount of phlegm/sputum produced
10.2%218
Decrease in thickness or stickiness of phlegm/sputum
7.6%162
Phlegm/sputum color back to normal
6.7%143
No more/decreased blood in phlegm/sputum
2.2%47
No more/decreased shortness of breath, cough and/or wheezing
10.0%214
General feeling of ill health is decreased/gone
9.3%198
Ankle swelling reduced/gone
2.5%53
Forgetfulness, confusion, slurred speech and sleepiness is decreased/gone
2.5%53
No more trouble sleeping
5.0%106
No longer need to use pillow or sleeping in a chair instead of a bed to avoid shortness of breath
3.0%63
Weight loss/gain has evened
3.5%75
Feelings of persistant fatigue and lack of energy are reduced/gone
7.3%155
Sex drive has returned/increased
4.5%95
Morning headaches, dizzy spells, restlessness is reduced/gone
3.6%77
No changes
1.9%40
Other (please specify)
 
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Page: Comments
1. Please leave a comment or testimonial about your experience with electronic cigarettes:
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