Document Type : Research Articles
Nguyen Quynh Anh, Hanoi University of Public Health, 1A Duc Thang, Duc Thang Ward, North Tu Liem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hanoi 100000 Viet Nam.
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.