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How are tobacco smokers using e-cigarettes? Patterns of use, reasons for use and places of purchase in New South Wales

Sally Dunlop, Anita Dessaix and David Currow
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (7): 336. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00830
Published online: 3 October 2016

In his letter about our article,1 Mendelsohn states that e-cigarettes are popular with Australian smokers. While some groups of smokers in our sample were more likely to be using e-cigarettes, the overall use was relatively low at 9%. Mendelsohn also suggests that the rates of e-cigarette use are increasing, using 2014 data from the New South Wales Population Health Survey as a comparison. However, the samples of our survey and the NSW Population Health Survey are not comparable, with ours being a sample of current smokers and recent quitters and the other being a general population survey.

  • Sally Dunlop
  • Anita Dessaix
  • David Currow

  • Cancer Institute NSW, Sydney, NSW


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