VAPING

RIGHTS 4 VAPERS

SURVEY RESULTS
OUR FINDINGS.

Four different variations of the survey, called “waves,” were administered. In the first three waves, the answer options were slightly modified from the previous wave. In the fourth wave, additional questions were added.  To ensure comparability and consistency, answers to open ended questions from the first wave of data collection were coded by an industry expert to fit the categories offered as choices in the drop down menus of the second wave of data collection. For example, “magic rainbow unicorn breath” (fake name) was coded as “fruit.” For the full original data set, including answers to the open-ended questions on flavours, please contact the email listed.

Notes:
Column A and B:
If empty= data collected from first wave and respondents answered open ended
Column E:
“Multiple”=more than 3 flavours listed
If empty =respondent was in the second wave of data collection and their answers are marked in column H_L

First Wave Question First Wave Answer Options Second Wave Questions Second Wave Answer Options Third Wave Questions (In Progress) Third Wave Answer Options Fourth Wave Questions (In Progress) Fourth Wave Answer Options
What is your age? Open ended What is your age? Drop down:
What is your age? Drop down:
18-25
26-34
35-45
46-54
55+
What is your age? Drop drown:
18-25
26-34
35-45
46-54
55+
How many years have you been vaping? Open ended How many years have you been vaping? Open ended How many years have you been vaping? Open ended How many years have you been vaping? Open ended
What flavours do you vape? Open ended What flavours do you vape currently? Drop down:
What flavours do you vape currently? Drop down:
Select all
Menthol
Tobacco
Fruit
Candy/Dessert Other
What flavours do you vape currently? Multi Select:
Select all
Menthol
Tobacco
Fruit
Candy/Dessert Other
What flavours did you start with? Open ended What flavours did you start with? Drop down:
What flavours did you start with? Drop down:
Select all
Menthol
Tobacco
Fruit
Candy/Dessert Other
What flavours did you start with? Multi Select:
Select all
Menthol
Tobacco
Fruit
Candy/Dessert Other
What nicotine levels do you vape? Open ended What nicotine levels do you vape? Open ended What nicotine levels do you vape? Drop drown:
0-3 mg
3-6 mg
6-12 mg
12-18 mg
18-24 mg
25-36 mg
37-50 mg
What nicotine levels do you vape? Drop drown:
0-3 mg
3-6 mg
6-12 mg
12-18 mg
18-24 mg
25-36 mg
37-50 mg
What nicotine level did you start with? Open ended What nicotine level did you start with? Open ended What nicotine level did you start with? Drop drown:
0-3 mg
3-6 mg
6-12 mg
12-18 mg
18-24 mg
25-36 mg
37-50 mg
What nicotine level did you start with? Drop drown:
0-3 mg
3-6 mg
6-12 mg
12-18 mg
18-24 mg
25-36 mg
37-50 mg

Did you quit smoking because of vaping?* Yes
No

Do you smoke less because of vaping?* Yes
No

During the forced shutdown of retail businesses in the months of march, april, and may 2020 due to COVID-19, how were you able to satisfy your nicotine dependency?* The supplies I purchased prior to the closure of retail businesses lasted me until their reopening;

I purchased my supplies online;

I purchased my supplies through the local black market;

I fell back to smoking.

If the government were to ban all e-liquid flavours with the exception of tobacco, what would be the impact to you?* No impact;

I would purchase my supplies online;

I would purchase my supplies through the local black market;

It is highly likely that I would return to smoking.

PROFESSOR PSYCHOLOGY

ABOUT DR. CHRISTOPHER LALONDE

DR. CHRISTOPHER
LALONDE
PH.D.

Christopher Lalonde, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the ​University of Victoria and a published author and researcher.  His research focuses on cultural influences on identity formation and wellbeing and is keenly interested in the relations between policy and youth health. He is currently involved in a research program with First Nations in British Columbia and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs  that explores how the promotion of First Nations cultures and the pursuit of self-determination fosters youth health and wellbeing.