E-Cigarette Use among University Students from One University in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Associated Factors

Document Type : Research Articles

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1 Nguyen Quynh Anh, Hanoi University of Public Health, 1A Duc Thang, Duc Thang Ward, North Tu Liem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam.

2 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hanoi 100000 Viet Nam.

Abstract

Objective: Describe the use of e-cigarettes and factors associated with e-cigarette use among university students from one university in Vietnam in 2021. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with a total of 554 full-time undergraduate students recruiting for the study. Data was collected using a structured self-administered questionnaire. A logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors with significant association with students’ use of e-cigarettes. Results: The study revealed that 13.2% of students were current users. Students who had e-cigarette smokers in the family (aOR=6.1, 95% CI: 2.5-15.4; p<0.001), used traditional cigarettes (aOR=23.6, 95% CI: 10.5-53.4; p<0.001), consumed alcohol (aOR=5, 95%CI: 1.6 – 15.9; p<0.01), were exposed to e-cigarette advertising (aOR=2.6; 95%CI: 1.1-5.9; p<0.01), and  had inadequate knowledge about e-cigarettes (aOR=2.2; 95%CI: 1-4.7; p<0.01) were more likely to use e-cigarettes. Conclusion: This study updates the status of e-cigarette use among students in one university in Vietnam, thereby suggesting strategies to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among university students.

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Volume 23, Issue 11
November 2022
Pages 3649-3655
  • Receive Date: 02 December 2021
  • Revise Date: 10 August 2022
  • Accept Date: 10 November 2022
  • First Publish Date: 10 November 2022