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Electronic cigarette awareness and use among students at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Title
Electronic cigarette awareness and use among students at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Published in
Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia, October 2018
DOI 10.1590/s1806-37562017000000229
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Wemerson José Corrêa de Oliveira, Alexandre Figueiredo Zobiole, Claudia Bonadiman de Lima, Rebeca Melo Zurita, Pedro Eduardo Muniz Flores, Luís Guilherme Val Rodrigues, Raissa Carolina de Assis Pinheiro, Victor Francisco Figueiredo Rocha Soares e Silva

Abstract

To analyze the prevalence of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) awareness and experimentation among university students, as well as the characteristics associated with that awareness. This was a cross-sectional study, conducted in 2015, in which 489 university students at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (Cuiabá campus), Brazil, were interviewed with the use of a specific questionnaire. We estimated the prevalence of e-cigarette awareness and use, as well as analyzing the major characteristics associated with that awareness and use. The prevalence of e-cigarette awareness was 37%, and the rate of e-cigarette experimentation was 2.7%. Awareness of e-cigarettes was found to be associated with marital status, work status, the level of parental education, and the presence or absence of smokers in the family. A high proportion of university students were aware of e-cigarettes. Although the prevalence of those who had experimented with e-cigarettes was low, there is concern that there could be an increase in the use of these types of device. There is a need for measures targeting university students, in order to build awareness of and prevent e-cigarette use.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Student > Master 4 11%
Researcher 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 12 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Psychology 3 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 17 46%