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Salud Publica Mex. 2019 May-Jun;61(3):276-285. doi: 10.21149/9797.

E-cigarette use and its association with smoking reduction and cessation intentions among Mexican smokers.

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1
Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC, USA.
2
Departamento de Investigación sobre Tabaco, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

OBJECTIVE:

Evaluate the patterns of e-cigarette use andtheir association with smoking behavior.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We analyzed data from a population-based representative cohort of adult smokers who participated in the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Surveys in Mexico. The analytic sample (n=760) was restricted to participants who were followed up from wave 6 (2012) to wave 7 (2014-2015). GEE models regressed e-cigarette use at follow-up and changes in cigarettes per day (CPD) between waves, on baseline sociodemographic variables, smoking status (daily, non-daily, quit), e-cigarette trial, and quit intentions.

RESULTS:

Smokers who were younger, had a higher income, and had tried e-cigarettes at baseline were more likely to be current e-cigarette users at follow-up. Ecigarette use at follow-up was not associated with a change in CPD over time.

CONCLUSIONS:

E-cigarette use does not appear to have promoted smoking cessation or reduction in this sample of Mexican smokers.

KEYWORDS:

Mexico; e-cigarettes; prospective study; smoking cessation

PMID:
31276343
DOI:
10.21149/9797

Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of conflict of interests. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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