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Electronic cigarettes have been recently gaining popularity, but there is little information on the public health implications of vaping or on the profile of vapers. The status of e-cigarettes in Switzerland was established in 20091 and the sales of e-cigarettes containing nicotine have been prohibited. However, the import of limited quantities of nicotine containing e-cigarettes and refill liquids for personal use is allowed. In this study, we describe the prevalence of e-cigarette use among young Swiss men and examine the associations between e-cigarette use and some characteristics of this population.
The analysis is part of the Cohort Study on Substance Use Risk Factors (C-SURF), a longitudinal study …
Contributors The listed authors have been credited with authorship based on the provided authorship criteria as follows: ND: conception, design, analysis and interpretation of the data, drafting of manuscript, final approval; GG: critical revision of manuscript, final approval; JS: acquisition of data, interpretation of data, final approval; SD: critical revision of manuscript, final approval; J-FE: Conception, design, interpretation of the data, critical revision of manuscript, final approval.
Funding This work was supported by Swiss National Science Foundation (grant 33CSC0-122679).
Competing interests Dr. Etter reports that he was reimbursed (plane + hotel) by a manufacturer of refill liquids for e-cigarettes, for traveling to London and to China, to visit e-cigarette factories. He was not paid for these meetings.
Ethics approval Ethics Committee for Clinical the Research of Lausanne University Medical School.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.