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dc.contributor.authorRomijnders, Kim A G J
dc.contributor.authorvan Osch, Liesbeth
dc.contributor.authorde Vries, Hein
dc.contributor.authorTalhout, Reinskje
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-22T11:18:35Z
dc.date.available2018-06-22T11:18:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-06
dc.identifier.citationPerceptions and Reasons Regarding E-Cigarette Use among Users and Non-Users: A Narrative Literature Review. 2018, 15 (6) Int J Environ Res Public Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.pmid29882828
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph15061190
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/622010
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the attractiveness of e-cigarettes for several different groups. For this purpose, perceptions of and reasons for e-cigarette use were systematically reviewed as reported by e-cigarette users, cigarette smokers, dual users, and non-users, among both adults and youth. MEDLINE® and Scopus were used to search for relevant articles, and references of included studies were also investigated. Two reviewers screened all titles and abstracts independently, blinded to authors and journal titles (Cohen’s Kappa = 0.83), resulting in 72 eligible articles. Risk perceptions, perceived benefits, and reasons for e-cigarette use were categorized in themes and sub-themes. Risk perceptions included harmfulness in general, and specific health risks. Perceived benefits included improved taste and smell, and safety for bystanders. Reasons for use included (health) benefits, curiosity, smoking cessation, and friends using e-cigarettes. The findings highlight that there is a variety of perceptions and reasons mentioned by adult and youth e-cigarette users, cigarette smokers, dual users, and non-users. As such, this overview provides valuable information for scientists, public health professionals, behavior change experts, and regulators to improve future research, risk communication, and possibilities to effectively regulate e-cigarettes.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of environmental research and public healthen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titlePerceptions and Reasons Regarding E-Cigarette Use among Users and Non-Users: A Narrative Literature Review.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInt J Environ Res Public Health 2018; 15(6):e1190en
refterms.dateFOA2018-12-18T14:27:40Z
html.description.abstractThis paper aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the attractiveness of e-cigarettes for several different groups. For this purpose, perceptions of and reasons for e-cigarette use were systematically reviewed as reported by e-cigarette users, cigarette smokers, dual users, and non-users, among both adults and youth. MEDLINE® and Scopus were used to search for relevant articles, and references of included studies were also investigated. Two reviewers screened all titles and abstracts independently, blinded to authors and journal titles (Cohen’s Kappa = 0.83), resulting in 72 eligible articles. Risk perceptions, perceived benefits, and reasons for e-cigarette use were categorized in themes and sub-themes. Risk perceptions included harmfulness in general, and specific health risks. Perceived benefits included improved taste and smell, and safety for bystanders. Reasons for use included (health) benefits, curiosity, smoking cessation, and friends using e-cigarettes. The findings highlight that there is a variety of perceptions and reasons mentioned by adult and youth e-cigarette users, cigarette smokers, dual users, and non-users. As such, this overview provides valuable information for scientists, public health professionals, behavior change experts, and regulators to improve future research, risk communication, and possibilities to effectively regulate e-cigarettes.


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