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Electronic cigarette use in Greece: an analysis of a representative population sample in Attica prefecture

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, April 2018
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Title
Electronic cigarette use in Greece: an analysis of a representative population sample in Attica prefecture
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12954-018-0229-7
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Authors

Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, Georgios Siakas, Konstantinos Poulas, Vassilis Voudris, Kyriakoula Merakou, Anastasia Barbouni

Abstract

The purpose was to assess prevalence and correlates of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use in Greece in 2017. A cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of 4058 adults living in Attica prefecture (35% of the Greek adult population) was performed in May 2017 through telephone interviews. Prevalence and frequency of e-cigarette use were assessed according to the smoking status, and logistic regression analysis was performed to identify correlates of use. Current smoking was reported by 32.6% of participants. Ever e-cigarette use was reported by 54.1% (51.4-56.8%) of current smokers, 24.1% (21.7-26.5%) of former smokers and 6.5% (5.3-7.7%) of never smokers. Past experimentation was the most prevalent pattern of e-cigarette use among ever users (P < 0.001). Almost 80% of ever and 90% of current e-cigarette users were using nicotine. Extrapolated to the whole Attica population (3.1 million), there were 1 million current smokers, 848,000 ever e-cigarette users and 155,000 current e-cigarette users. The majority of current e-cigarette users (62.2%) were former smokers. Only 0.2% of never smokers were current e-cigarette users. One out of 20 participants considered e-cigarettes a lot less harmful than smoking. Being current or former smoker were the strongest correlates current e-cigarette use (OR 30.82, 95%CI 10. 21-69.33 and OR 69.33, 95%CI 23.12-207.90 respectively). E-cigarette use in Greece is largely confined to current or former smokers, while current use and nicotine use by never smokers is extremely rare. The majority of current e-cigarette users were former smokers. Most participants overestimate the harmfulness of e-cigarettes relative to smoking.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Student > Master 4 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 19%
Psychology 3 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 9 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 98. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2019.
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#187,475
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#30
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