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Table 2 Knowledge and perception of e-cigarette use among medical students

From: Electronic cigarettes use and perception amongst medical students: a cross sectional survey from Sindh, Pakistan

   e-Cigarette user Non-user
Yes (%) No (%) Some what (%) Yes (%) No (%) Some what (%)
1 E-cigarettes can cause respiratory diseases (lung cancer, COPD, asthma) 14 (45.2) 13 (41.9) 4 (12.9) 168 (56.6) 51 (17.2) 78 (26.3)
2 E-cigarettes are associated with addiction/dependency 9 (29.0) 17 (54.8) 5 (16.1) 171 (57.6) 45 (15.2) 81 (27.3)
3 Use of e-cigarettes is harmful in pregnant women 14 (45.2) 12 (38.7) 5 (16.1) 207 (69.9) 31 (10.5) 58 (19.6)
4 E-cigarettes help in smoking cessation 13 (41.9) 13 (41.9) 5 (16.1) 124 (41.9) 95 (32.1) 77 (26.0)
5 Use of e-cigarettes is less harmful than traditional smoking 16 (51.6) 11 (35.5) 4 (12.9) 181 (60.9) 64 (21.5) 52 (17.5)
6 Use of e-cigarettes is more harmful than traditional smoking 4 (12.9) 27 (87.1) 0 (0) 27 (9.1) 250 (84.2) 20 (6.7)
7 Use of e-cigarettes is not harmful at all 10 (32.3) 16 (51.6) 5 (16.1) 29 (9.8) 201 (67.7) 67 (22.6)
8 Use of e-cigarettes is equally harmful as conventional cigarettes 4 (12.9) 22 (71.0) 5 (16.1) 60 (20.2) 186 (62.6) 51 (17.2)