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The role of media and people's perception on electronic cigarette/vape in Malaysia

Draman, Samsul and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Kartiwi, Mira and Ab Rahman, Norny Syafinaz and Tee, Guat Hiong (2017) The role of media and people's perception on electronic cigarette/vape in Malaysia. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (Supplement 1). p. 88. ISSN 0300-5283

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The use of electronic cigarette / vape (ECV) has increased rapidly around the world ever since its introduction into the global market. This study investigated the Malaysian general public's sources of information and their perception on ECV. OBJECTIVES: To explore role of media and people's perception of e-cigarette. Methods: A questionnaire (NECS Questionnaire Survey Form) was designed and validated, and given to 6,000 Malaysians ages 18 and above in 6 different geographical zones in the entire Malaysia. SPSS and STATA were used for data analysis. Results: A total of 4,288 individual responded, representing 19 million of Malaysian population. Majority of them were aged 25-44 years old (44%), completed at least secondary education (69%), of Malay ethnicity (73%), were Muslims (79%), and married (68%). Less than half of the respondents knew about ECV through media. Social media, the internet, and vape shops were the most frequently used platform to promote ECV. About onefifth of the respondents received information on the danger of using ECV from television. More than half of the respondents thought a lot about the health risks on using ECV after obtaining information on its health effects. Majority of the respondents disagreed that ECV is more effective than medications in quitting smoking, ECV helps people maintain cigarette abstinence, and ECV is less harmful to health.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 5011/58984
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic cigarette, vape, smoking, tobacco
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Samsul Draman
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 08:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58984

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