"Patterns of electronic cigarette use and user beliefs about their safety and benefits: An Internet survey," was published online in the Drug and Alcohol Review. According to the abstract, the "objective of this study was to investigate patterns and effects of e-cigarette use and user beliefs about e-cigarette safety and benefits."
"The survey was completed by 179 e-cigarette users. Almost all participants used e-cigarettes daily. E-cigarettes were primarily used to quit smoking or to reduce the harm associated with smoking (both 41%), and were successful in helping the surveyed users to achieve these goals with 66% not smoking conventional cigarettes at all and 25% smoking under five cigarettes a day. Most participants (82%) did not think that e-cigarettes were completely safe, but thought that they were less dangerous than conventional cigarettes. Sixty percent believed that e-cigarettes were addictive, but less so than conventional cigarettes."
The same researcher, Maciej Lukasz Goniewicz, also recently published a survey study on Polish youth and young adult use, "Electronic Cigarette Use Among Teenagers and Young Adults in Poland," in the PEDIATRICS journal. Researchers report that about "one-fifth of Polish youth have tried e-cigarettes; most of them had previously smoked cigarettes. It is unclear whether e-cigarettes are just a novelty that young people try only once or whether they have potential to compete in the marketplace with conventional cigarettes." Only 3.2% of those who had never smoked reported trying e-cigarettes.
WHO reported the 2010 Global Adult Tobacco Survey found that the smoking rate for adults 15 years and older in Poland is 28%.