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Table 6 Logistic regression analysis of the association between current use of tobacco-flavored e-liquids and fruit/fruit beverage-flavored e-liquids and Tobacco Use Pathway Group and time of first e-cigarette purchase

From: Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor used and current flavors used by 20,836 adult frequent e-cigarette users in the USA

Variable B OR 95% CI p
Current use of tobacco flavor
 Never smoker e-cigarette users (referent)     
  Switchers 0.78 2.18 1.69–2.81 < 0.001
  Dual users 0.97 2.63 1.97–3.51 < 0.001
  Former smoker e-cigarette users 0.43 1.54 1.16–2.03 < 0.001
 Time of FEP     
 > 5 years (referent)
  < 12 months − 0.84 0.43 0.38–0.50 < 0.001
  1–3 years − 0.82 0.44 0.39–0.49 < 0.001
  3–5 years − 0.39 0.68 0.61–0.76 < 0.001
Current use of fruit-fruit beverage flavor
 Never smoker e-cigarette users (referent)     
  Switchers −0.45 0.64 0.54–0.75 < 0.001
  Dual users −0.36 0.70 0.57–0.86 < 0.001
  Former smoker e-cigarette users −0.35 0.70 0.59–0.85 < 0.001
 Time of FEP
  > 5 years (referent)     
  < 12 months 0.49 1.62 1.46–1.81 < 0.001
  1–3 years 0.47 1.61 1.46–1.77 < 0.001
  3–5 years 0.28 1.32 1.20–1.45 < 0.001
  1. TUP Tobacco Use Pathway, FEP First E-cigarette purchase