Table 3

Prevalence of cigarette and e-cigarette use and smoking susceptibility characteristics by first product tried in 2014 and 2015*

Nothing (n=24 867)Cigarette (n=5057)Other combustible tobacco† (n=2734)E-cigarettes (n=2477)Other non-combustible tobacco‡ (n=1102)Unsure/inconsistent (2393)P value
% (95% CI)
Cigarette smoking
Ever useabcdb<0.001
10042.4 (39.5 to 45.4)26.0 (23.4 to 28.7)52.7 (48.4 to 57.0)41.2 (37.9 to 44.6)
Past 30 day useabcdc<0.001
30.6 (28.5 to 32.8)11.9 (10.1 to 14.0)6.0 (4.9 to 7.4)20.0 (16.5 to 24.2)5.2 (4.2 to 6.4)
Established past 30 day useabcdd<0.001
14.3 (12.7 to 16.0)3.9 (3.0 to 4.9)0.7 (0.4 to 1.1)8.4 (6.5 to 10.8)1.5 (1.0 to 2.2)
E-cigarette use
Ever useabcbd<0.001
65.2 (62.2 to 68.1)54.1 (49.6 to 58.6)10053.7 (48.1 to 59.2)42.6 (38.6 to 46.6)
Past 30 day useabcbd<0.001
31.7 (28.8 to 34.8)24.1 (21.6 to 26.7)38.9 (35.6 to 42.3)26.8 (22.4 to 31.8)12.2 (10.5 to 14.2)
Smoking susceptibility characteristics
Any tobacco use at homeabc, dcbd<0.001
 Yes33.6 (32.2 to 35.1)65.0 (62.8 to 67.1)54.7 (52.1 to 57.3)55.9 (53.2 to 58.7)66.6 (62.3 to 70.6)50.2 (47.4 to 53.0)
 No66.4 (64.9 to 67.8)35.0 (32.9 to 37.2)45.3 (42.7 to 47.9)44.1 (41.3 to 46.8)33.4 (29.4 to 37.7)49.8 (47.0 to 52.6)
Smoke cigarette next yearabcdef<0.001
 Definitely yes0.1 (0.0 to 0.1)16.8 (15.1 to 18.5)5.1 (4.1 to 6.4)2.6 (2.0 to 3.4)11.4 (8.9 to 14.5)2.5 (1.8 to 3.4)
 Probably yes0.7 (0.6 to 0.8)20.4 (18.8 to 22.0)12.4 (10.9 to 14.1)8.9 (7.5 to 10.5)15.4 (12.9 to 18.3)5.7 (4.7 to 6.9)
 Probably not11.4 (10.7 to 12.2)27.3 (25.4 to 29.3)29.3 (26.9 to 31.8)34.5 (31.9 to 37.2)31.7 (28.1 to 35.6)26.9 (24.5 to 29.5)
 Definitely not87.8 (87.1 to 88.6)35.5 (33.4 to 37.7)53.1 (50.3 to 56.0)54.0 (50.7 to 57.2)41.5 (37.8 to 45.3)64.9 (62.0 to 67.7)
Will try cigarette soonabcdef<0.001
 Definitely yes0.1 (0.0 to 0.1)16.0 (14.5 to 17.6)4.9 (3.9 to 6.1)2.3 (1.7 to 3.1)8.8 (6.9 to 11.1)2.5 (1.9 to 3.4)
 Probably yes1.2 (1.1 to 1.4)16.7 (15.2 to 18.3)10.2 (8.9 to 11.7)9.1 (7.6 to 10.8)15.7 (12.9 to 19.1)7.1 (5.8 to 8.7)
 Probably not12.9 (12.2 to 13.6)31.2 (29.5 to 32.9)30.5 (28.0 to 33.1)35.9 (33.3 to 38.6)31.6 (27.8 to 35.6)26.5 (24.3 to (28.8)
 Definitely not85.8 (85.0 to 86.6)36.1 (34.0 to 38.2)54.4 (51.6 to 57.1)52.7 (49.5 to 55.8)43.9 (40.2 to 47.7)63.8 (61.1 to 66.4)
If best friend offered a cigarette would smoke it*abcdef<0.001
 Definitely yes0.2 (0.1 to 0.3)18.2 (16.6 to 20.2)5.7 (4.6 to 6.9)3.0 (2.3 to 3.8)11.9 (9.7 to 14.5)3.1 (2.4 to 4.1)
 Probably yes1.3 (1.2 to 1.5)23.3 (21.6 to 25.2)15.8 (13.9 to 17.9)13.0 (11.3 to 14.8)18.4 (16.0 to 21.1)9.3 (7.7 to 11.2)

 Probably not
14.6 (13.9 to 15.3)28.9 (27.3 to 30.6)28.3 (26.4 to 30.4)35.5 (32.7 to 38.5)30.8 (26.6 to 35.2)28.2 (26.0 to 30.5)
 Definitely not83.9 (83.1 to 84.6)29.6 (27.5 to 31.7)50.2 (47.5 to 52.8)48.5 (45.3 to 51.8)39.0 (35.2 to 42.9)59.4 (56.8 to 61.9)
All tobacco products are dangerousabcdef<0.001
 Strongly agree68.0 (66.7 to 69.2)35.2 (33.1 to 37.4)28.9 (26.8 to 31.1)30.6 (28.0 to 33.3)22.4 (19.3 to 25.9)42.2 (39.7 to 44.8)
 Agree25.4 (24.3 to 26.4)43.8 (41.9 to 45.8)48.7 (46.4 to 51.1)50.7 (48.3 to 53.1)48.8 (45.2 to 52.4)37.6 (34.8 to 40.5)
 Disagree3.2 (2.9 to 3.6)15.7 (14.1 to 17.4)17.2 (15.1 to 19.6)16.1 (14.2 to 18.2)21.7 (18.6 to 25.0)11.4 (9.9 to 13.1)
 Strongly disagree3.4 (3.0 to 3.9)5.3 (4.5 to 6.2)5.2 (4.3 to 6.2)2.6 (2.0 to 3.5)7.2 (5.5 to 9.2)8.8 (7.0 to 10.9)
Harm caused by breathing smokeabcb, cb, cd<0.001
 No harm2.8 (2.5 to 3.2)6.4 (5.6 to 7.4)4.9 (4.1 to 5.9)4.3 (3.1 to 5.9)7.6 (5.8 to 9.9)10.9 (9.3 to 12.7)
 Little harm15.9 (15.0 to 16.8)22.2 (20.8 to 23.7)19.4 (17.4 to 21.5)23.0 (20.9 to 25.3)23.0 (16.5 to 26.9)17.2 (15.1 to 19.6)
 Some harm37.6 (36.6 to 38.6)37.1 (35.2 to 39.0)44.1 (41.7 to 46.5)40.3 (37.8 to 42.8)40.6 (37.2 to 44.0)33.5 (30.6 to 36.7)
 A lot of harm43.7 (42.4 to 45.0)34.2 (32.4 (36.2)31.7 (29.3 to 34.2)32.4 (29.8 to 35.1)28.9 (25.6 to 32.3)38.3 (35.7 to 41.0)
  • a, b, c, d, e, f, Non-shared letters indicate significant differences (p<0.05) for between group (product use) analyses.

  • *Weighted percentages, raw N, missing data (n=1088).

  • †Includes cigars, cigarillos, little cigars, hookah/waterpipe with tobacco, pipe, bidis.

  • ‡Includes chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus, dissolvable tobacco.