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Socioeconomic differences in the motivation to stop using e-Cigarettes and attempts to do so

Jahnel, T ORCID: 0000-0002-8367-4574, Ferguson, SG ORCID: 0000-0001-7378-3497, Partos, T and Brose, LS 2020 , 'Socioeconomic differences in the motivation to stop using e-Cigarettes and attempts to do so' , Addictive Behaviors Reports, vol. 11 , pp. 1-6 , doi:

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Introduction: In England, the use of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid has become more popularthan any other aid. Previous research suggests that ex-smokers from lower social groups are more likely to use ecigarettes compared to ex-smokers from more socially advantaged groups. The present study aimed to assess theassociation between baseline education, income and employment status and (1) baseline motivation to stopusing e-cigarettes (2) attempts to stop using e-cigarettes during follow-up among current smokers, recent exsmokers and long-term ex-smokers who use e-cigarettes.Methods: UK online longitudinal survey of smokers, ex-smokers and e-cigarette users, May/June 2016 (baseline)and September 2017 (follow-up). In logistic regression models, motivation to stop using e-cigarettes at baseline(n = 994) and attempts to stop using e-cigarettes at follow-up (n = 416) among current smokers and ex-smokerswere regressed onto baseline educational attainment, income, employment status while adjusting for baselinedemographics, vaping status, smoking and e-cigarette dependence.Results: (1) Respondents with higher education (OR = 1.36; 95% CI: 1.06–1.74) or higher income (OR = 1.52;95% CI: 1.17–1.98) were more likely to be motivated to stop using e-cigarettes, but only in unadjusted analysis.(2) Again, in unadjusted analysis only, employment was associated with reduced odds of attempting to stopusing e-cigarette (OR = 0.50; 95% CI: 0.32–0.79).Conclusion: Higher socio-economic status may be associated with higher motivation to stop vaping but withlower likelihood of trying to do so.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jahnel, T and Ferguson, SG and Partos, T and Brose, LS
Keywords: electronic cigarettes, SES, vaping, e-cigarettes, ENDS
Journal or Publication Title: Addictive Behaviors Reports
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 2352-8532
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