Ripe Vapes Electronic Nicotine Product Use Survey

Thank you for agreeing to take part in this survey about your use of electronic nicotine products. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of habits and perceptions of electronic nicotine product users. On average, the following survey takes 8-10 minutes to complete. Upon the completion of the survey, you will be provided with a coupon code via email. Please answer all questions to the best of your knowledge and do not leave any responses blank. The answers you provide will be kept strictly confidential and your identity will not be revealed, but your responses may be used for research purposes and to meet regulatory standards.

Preamble: In this survey, we will be asking questions about your use of electronic nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, vape pens, personal vaporizers and mods, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, and hookah pens. These products are battery-powered and produce vapor or aerosol instead of smoke. They contain nicotine liquid, sometimes called “e-liquid” or “e-juice,” although the amount of nicotine can vary and some may not contain nicotine at all. Some can be bought as one-time, disposable products, while others can be bought as re-usable kits that are rechargeable. Electronic nicotine products include both the e-liquid and e-cigarettes used as electronic nicotine delivery systems, whether sold as a unit or separately.

3. Have you ever used an electronic nicotine product, even once or twice? (Electronic nicotine products include e-cigarettes, vape pens, personal vaporizers and mods, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, hookah pens, “e-liquid” and “e-juice”.)

4. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use an electronic nicotine product? (Electronic nicotine products include e-cigarettes, vape pens, personal vaporizers and mods, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, hookah pens, “e-liquid” and “e-juice”.)

6. On average, how many cartridges/disposables have you used per day in the past 30 days?

7. On average, how much e-liquid have you vaped per day in the past 30 days using any electronic nicotine product?

9. Do you own an electronic nicotine product?

11. How old were you when you first used electronic nicotine products, even one or two puffs?

12. How many traditional cigarettes have you smoked in your entire life? A pack usually contains 20 cigarettes.

13. If you have smoked 100 or more traditional cigarettes (5 packs or more) in your entire life, do you currently smoke cigarettes?

14. If you are a current traditional cigarette smoker, during the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke at least one cigarette?

15. If you are a current traditional cigarette smoker, during the past 30 days, on average how many cigarettes per day did you smoke?

16. How old were you when you first started smoking traditional cigarettes?

17. During the past 30 days, have you smoked traditional cigarettes and used an electronic nicotine product (i.e. you are a current dual user)?

18. If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, how long have you been a dual user?

19. In the past, within any 30 day period, have you ever smoked traditional cigarettes and used an electronic nicotine product (i.e. former dual user)?

20. If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, how long did your period of dual use last?

21. Please select the description that most closely matches your current status in terms of traditional cigarette and electronic nicotine product use:

22. Please select the description which most closely matches your traditional cigarette smoking status:

23. During the past 30 days, have you used electronic nicotine products at times when or in places where you could not smoke regular cigarettes?

24. What are the reasons you have used electronic nicotine products? Select all that apply:

25. Is using electronic nicotine products less harmful, about the same, or more harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes?

26. How likely is someone to become addicted to electronic nicotine products?

27. Please select all of the characteristics which apply to electronic nicotine product devices you currently use. Select all that apply:

28. What concentration of nicotine did you use when you started using electronic nicotine products?

29. What concentration of nicotine do you now use in electronic nicotine products?

30. What type of electronic nicotine product flavors do you tend to prefer and use? Select all that apply:

31. If electronic nicotine products were no longer available legally in the US, what would you do? Select all that apply:

32. What terminology do you typically use to refer to electronic nicotine product(s) you use or have used in the past? Select all that apply:

33. What is your age?

34. To which gender do you most closely identify?

35. What is your race? Select all that apply:

36. Are you Hispanic (Latino, Latina, Latino or Latina)?

37. What is the highest grade or level of school you completed?