Table 1

Sociodemographic factors associated with the use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid in the EU

Among those who have ever tried to quit smoking
aOR (95% CI)
n=9363
Among current smokers who have ever tried to quit smoking
aOR (95% CI)
n=3908
Among former smokers
aOR (95% CI)
n=5455
Among those who have ever used any cessation aid to quit smoking
aOR (95% CI)
n=3407
Age (years)
 ≥551.001.001.001.00
 40–542.99 (2.40 to 3.74)1.73 (1.33 to 2.25)4.03 (2.57 to 6.32)2.66 (2.09 to 3.38)
 25–393.51 (2.78 to 4.43)1.91 (1.45 to 2.51)5.45 (3.43 to 8.66)3.37 (2.61 to 4.36)
 15–245.29 (3.89 to 7.19)2.69 (1.89 to 3.82)6.13 (3.07 to 12.23)6.43 (4.48 to 9.23)
Gender
 Female1.001.001.001.00
 Male1.01 (0.86 to 1.19)0.98 (0.81 to 1.18)1.30 (0.93 to 1.81)0.94 (0.78 to 1.12)
Difficulties paying bills
 Never/almost never1.001.001.001.00
 From time to time/most of the time1.33 (1.11 to 1.59)1.01 (0.82 to 1.24)1.62 (1.13 to 2.33)1.18 (0.97 to 1.44)
Age when stopped education (years)
 Up to 151.001.001.001.00
 16–191.32 (1.00 to 1.74)1.26 (0.92 to 1.74)1.75 (0.90 to 3.41)1.20 (0.88 to 1.64)
 ≥201.01 (0.75 to 1.36)1.07 (0.76 to 1.50)1.55 (0.78 to 3.09)0.92 (0.66 to 1.28)
  • EU, European Union.