Penn State Survey On E-Cigs Looking For Answers

Klaus Kneale
by Klaus Kneale
December 28, 2012

Pennsylvania State University is looking into electronic cigarettes and needs current users to answer a variety of questions.  The survey is designed to gain an understanding of why individuals use electronic cigarettes, what types and brands they use, and what associations can be made between electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products and health problems.

The survey can be found here.  We encourage our readers to participate — the more information out there, the better for the e-cig industry.

The survey doesn’t get too far into health or medical concerns focusing mostly on issues attributable to the use of electronic cigarettes.  Still, more information is more information.

The ultimate focus of the survey isn’t completely clear.  Although a lot is asked about urges to use, much seems more focused on just how knowledgeable e-cig users are of their devices and how settled they are on a particular brand or style or product.

For many of the more enthusiastic hobbyists among the electronic cigarette community, it might be refreshing to see a survey ask about the resistance, milliamps, connection types, and batteries of their preferred product.  It is a bit unexpected when most researchers seem to view e-cigs as a singular design and purpose with no variety beyond e-liquid flavor.

Again, you can take the survey right here… and you should.


29 Responses to “Penn State Survey On E-Cigs Looking For Answers”

      slap_maxwell on December 28th, 2012 8:46 pm

      From the questioning, it almost seemed as though they were trying to determine if people were using e-cigs as a replacement for tobacco cigs vs a cessation type device. I sent an e-mail asking about the sponsorship and/or funding for the survey, but have as yet to get a response (to be fair, it is the holidays and I may not get a reply until after the First if then)….

        Adam on December 28th, 2012 9:05 pm

        I have participated and encouraged my regular and e-cig smoking friends to do so as well. Hopefully the data leads to something substantial.

          Johnathan Brown on December 28th, 2012 9:37 pm

          Definitely participating. Thanks a ton for sharing.

            Dahcwon on December 29th, 2012 12:42 am

            I will not be participate in this survey just because I don’t trust surveys.

              Mike on December 29th, 2012 2:45 am

              Surveys always make wonder if there is some hidden agenda involved. I would like some reasons for the survey. What EXACTLY is it do they really want to know?

                saboinia on December 29th, 2012 3:02 am

                i can sumup my expirence as followes……my copd is in re mission i no longer need combevent and advair for cronic broncirus

                  Scott on December 29th, 2012 3:28 am

                  Finished. Seems like a relatively unbiased survey.

                    Philippe Caron-Boutin on December 29th, 2012 11:00 am


                      Donald Hammond on December 29th, 2012 1:16 pm

                      will participate as well. I am looking forward to seeing the results.

                        robovape on December 29th, 2012 7:06 pm

                        on the fence about surveys, not sure if i will take this one or not… the way research gets skewed nowadays and twisted around, if we’re not careful what we say we could catch a ban…

                          MorrinB on December 29th, 2012 11:37 pm

                          I participated. Thank you for sharing this!

                            Nathaniel on December 30th, 2012 3:12 am

                            Going to try to find the time to participate, thanks for the link!

                              slap_maxwell on December 30th, 2012 7:17 am

                              I took it, but noticed that the questions seemed to be leading in a particular direction. Not that that’s a bad thing necessarily — but like any data, it depends upon how it is used by those asking the questions. 🙂

                                Karla Lyle (MsV8PR) on December 30th, 2012 10:18 pm

                                Done and even signed y=up for the side effects study if they need me. I am only about an hour I believe from Hershey so if they need me I will go.

                                  John "Shub" Fellhoelter on December 30th, 2012 10:43 pm

                                  This was a pretty extensive survey. You can tell the people driving the survey have some experience in the vaping field.

                                    GhOsT DoGg79 on December 31st, 2012 2:53 pm


                                      Chad on January 1st, 2013 7:58 pm

                                      I’ll take it.

                                        robovape on January 2nd, 2013 4:34 am

                                        i got a ways into it before i stopped filling it out… it seems like this may be designed to push the issue of harm reduction which at this point undermines the impact of the cessation argument…

                                          saboinia on January 2nd, 2013 12:16 pm

                                          this survey is actually a good idea

                                            Donald Hammond on January 8th, 2013 12:34 am

                                            I filled one out.

                                              Donald Hammond on January 8th, 2013 12:35 am

                                              I participated too

                                                Christian on January 9th, 2013 6:51 am

                                                Done! Seems like it asked the right question’s without be biased toward one side or the other.

                                                  Kristina Pennell on January 9th, 2013 8:52 pm

                                                  I participated

                                                    Lincoln Pennell on January 10th, 2013 5:34 am

                                                    I have been promoting ecigs as much as I can …. It’s getting a little hard right now seems My talks with smokers is not hitting any nerves

                                                      Steve Mitchell on January 11th, 2013 6:00 am

                                                      same here as we are often together out and about.

                                                        Lincoln pennell on January 11th, 2013 1:39 pm

                                                        I did the survey again last night

                                                          Nev NYC on April 8th, 2013 12:27 am

                                                          survey complete. hope this helps with any research on the benefits of the use of ecigs

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