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Table 4 Mean and median scores on the five domains of the mCEQ

From: Sensory experiences and cues among E-cigarette users

Domaina Mean (SD) score Median [IQR] score N
Vaping satisfaction 19.7 (2.0) 21.0 [19.0; 21.0] 155
Psychological reward 22.2 (6.3) 22.0 [18.0; 26.5] 155
Enjoyment of respiratory tract sensations 5.6 (1.4) 6.0 [5.0; 7.0] 156
Craving reduction 6.0 (1.3) 6.0 [6.0; 7.0] 156
Aversion 2.4 (1.2) 2.0 [2.0; 2.0] 155
  1. aSmoking Satisfaction = average of mCEQ questions #1 (Was e-cigarette use satisfying?), #2 (Does the e-cigarettes taste good?), and #12 (Do you enjoy using your e-cigarette?); Psychological Reward = average of mCEQ questions #4 (Does using your e-cigarette calm you down?), #5 (Does using your e-cigarette make you feel more awake?), #6 (Does using your e-cigarette make you feel less irritable?), #7 (Does using your e-cigarette help you concentrate?), and #8 (Does using your e-cigarette reduce your hunger for food?); Enjoyment of Respiratory Tract Sensation: mCEQ questions #3 (Do you enjoy the sensation in your throat and chest?); Craving Reduction: mCEQ question #11 (Does using your e-cigarette immediately reduce your craving for nicotine?); and Aversion = average of mCEQ questions #9 (Does using your e-cigarette make you dizzy?) and #10 (Does using your e-cigarette make you nauseous?). Questions on the mCEQ were adapted to refer to e-cigarettes and e-cigarette use. Vaping Satisfaction = average of mCEQ questions #1 (Was e-cigarette use satisfying?), #2 (Does the e-cigarettes taste good?), and #12 (Do you enjoy using your e-cigarette?); Psychological Reward = average of mCEQ questions #4 (Does using your e-cigarette calm you down?), #5 (Does using your e-cigarette make you feel more awake?), #6 (Does using your e-cigarette make you feel less irritable?), #7 (Does using your e-cigarette help you concentrate?), and #8 (Does using your e-cigarette reduce your hunger for food?); Enjoyment of Respiratory Tract Sensation: mCEQ questions #3 (Do you enjoy the sensation in your throat and chest?); Craving Reduction: mCEQ question #11 (Does using your e-cigarette immediately reduce your craving for nicotine?); and Aversion = average of mCEQ questions #9 (Does using your e-cigarette make you dizzy?) and #10 (Does using your e-cigarette make you nauseous?). Questions on the mCEQ were adapted to refer to e-cigarette use. Results were adapted to vaping rather than smoking.