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Table 2 Tobacco Use Characteristics for Current and Former Smokers

From: Tobacco use in the Myeloproliferative neoplasms: symptom burden, patient opinions, and care

Smoking Characteristics Current Smokers (N = 20) Former Smokers (N = 161) Total (N = 181)
Smoked > 100 Cigarettes or Vapes in Lifetime (n, %) 19 (100.0%) 156 (98.7%) 175 (98.9%)
Current Smoke, Chew, or Vape Frequency (n, %)
 Not At All 0 (0.0%) 142 (92.8%) 142 (82.6%)
 Some Days 5 (26.3%) 5 (3.3%) 10 (5.8%)
 Every Day 14 (73.7%) 6 (3.9%) 20 (11.6%)
Type of Tobacco Currently Used (n, %)
 Premade Cigarettes 12 (60.0%) 3 (1.9%) 15 (8.3%)
 Self-Rolled Cigarettes 7 (35.0%) 1 (0.6%) 8 (4.4%)
 Vaping 1 (5.0%) 5 (3.1%) 6 (3.3%)
 Chewed Tobacco/Snuff 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.6%) 1 (0.6%)
 Nicotine Replacement 1 (5.0%) 2 (1.2%) 3 (1.7%)
Cigarettes Smoked Each Day (n, %)
  < 10 6 (31.6%)
 10–19 6 (31.6%)
  ≥ 20 7 (36.8%)
Regular Exposure to Secondhand Smoke (n, %) 4 (20.0%) 8 (5.0%) 12 (6.7%)
Time Since Stopped Smoking/Vaping (n, %)
  < 6 Months 1 (0.7%)
 6–12 Months 3 (2.1%)
 1–5 Years 6 (4.2%)
  > 5 Years 132 (93.0%)
Moved from smoking to vaping only (n, %) 4 (2.5%)
Vaping Characteristics
 Times Vaping Each Day (n, %)a
   < 10 1 (100.0%) 2 (40.0%) 3 (50.0%)
   ≥ 10 0 (0.0%) 3 (60.0%) 3 (50.0%)
 Feel Comfortable Vaping Indoors (n, %)a
  Yes 1 (100.0%) 3 (60.0%) 4 (66.6%)
  No 0 (0.0%) 2 (40.0%) 2 (33.3%)
 Health Change After Smoking to Only Vaping (n, %)b
  Significant Worsening 0 (0.0%)
  Mild Worsening 0 (0.0%)
  No Change 0 (0.0%)
  Mild Improvement 2 (50.0%)
  Significant Improvement 2 (50.0%)
  1. aThe number of patients who reported vaping when asked about tobacco use is used as the denominator: Current Smokers (N = 1), Former Smokers (N = 5), Total (N = 6)
  2. bThe number of patients who moved from smoking to vamping only is used as the denominator: Former Smokers (N = 4)