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Lozano, Paula; Arillo-Santillán, Edna; Barrientos-Gutíerrez, Inti; Reynales Shigematsu, Luz Myriam; Thrasher, James F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: This study examined how risk perceptions and social norms around e-cigarettes are associated with susceptibility (i.e., openness to using the product in the next 12 months) of e-cigarettes and smoking among adolescents. Methods: We analyzed data from a 2016 representative survey of 8,718 middle school students in Mexico. The study…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Attitudes, Social Influences, Adolescents
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Barker, Joshua O.; Rohde, Jacob A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
E-cigarette use in the United States has significantly grown in recent years. Widespread diffusion of e-cigarette content across social media communities may be contributing to this growth. In this study, we (1) explored topics related to e-cigarettes and vaping on Reddit and (2) examined the extent to which these topics clustered across distinct…
Descriptors: Smoking, Social Media, Information Dissemination, Cluster Grouping
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Chu, Kar-Hai; Shensa, Ariel; Colditz, Jason B.; Sidani, Jaime E.; Hoffman, Beth L.; Sinclair, David; Krauland, Mary G.; Primack, Brian A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Background: The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) offers potential to facilitate cigarette smoking cessation, yet potentially increases risk of cigarette smoking initiation. This relationship has been primarily modeled in mathematical ways that often do not represent real-world complexities, which could inform decisions regarding local…
Descriptors: Smoking, Electronic Equipment, Risk, Health Behavior
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Wallace, Lacey N.; Roche, Michael J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2018
In this study, we examined how the number of friends and leadership among peers related to e-cigarette use and beliefs about the social consequences of use among college students. Data were collected via web survey from 175 university students in 2016. Regression techniques were used to analyze responses. Neither number of friends nor role in a…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Peer Influence, Role
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Azagba, Sunday; Mensah, Nana Akofua; Shan, Lingpeng; Latham, Keely – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Bullying has been associated with several adverse health outcomes, including substance use. However, little is known about the association between bullying and e-cigarette use. This study examined the association between bully victimization and the frequency of e-cigarette use. Methods: Data from the 2016-2017 Canadian Student Tobacco,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Smoking, Foreign Countries
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Ebrahimi Kalan, Mohammad; McKelvey, Karma; Ibrahimou, Boubakari; Trucco, Elisa M.; Ben Taleb, Ziyad – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Background: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are the most commonly used tobacco product among adolescents. We aimed to identify factors associated with e-cigarette susceptibility and curiosity among adolescents who are and are not susceptible to cigarette smoking. Method: Data were drawn from the 2018 U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey. The…
Descriptors: Smoking, Addictive Behavior, Personality Traits, Racial Differences
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Mshigeni, Salome K.; Rittenhouse, Annie; Gwanzura, Tendai; Arroyo, Rebecca; Vaughn, Caitlin – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: E-cigarette use has increased rapidly in the past decade despite studies showing their negative health outcomes. There is limited knowledge on the characteristics of users and possible interventions. Purpose: This study presents the demographic characteristics of e-cigarette users in California, propose tailored interventions, and…
Descriptors: Smoking, Electronic Equipment, Health Behavior, Public Policy
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Bono, Rose S.; Barnes, Andrew J.; Lester, Rebecca C.; Cobb, Caroline O. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Understanding how two characteristics--flavors and modified risk messages--affect perceptions and subjective effects of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can inform tobacco control efforts. In two within-subjects studies (N = 17 and N = 19), the effects of e-cigarette flavors (tobacco vs. menthol and unflavored vs. cherry) and hypothetical…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Risk, Advertising
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Buu, Anne; Hu, Yi-Han; Wong, Su-Wei; Lin, Hsien-Chang – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: Existing literature on young adults' e-cigarette and polysubstance use focused on college students. This study examined the differences between college and noncollege groups on prevalence and patterns of e-cigarette and other substance use using data from a national survey. Participants: Adults aged 18-24 from the 2013-2014 Population…
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Young Adults, Smoking
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Dobbs, Page Daniel; Hammig, Bart; Henry, Leah Jean – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Between 2013 and 2014, past 30-day use of e-cigarettes increased from 4.5% to 13.4% among US high school students aged 9-19 years. We sought to examine the influence of perceived addiction and harm of e-cigarettes on e-cigarette use among adolescents. Design: Self-reported use and perception of harm of e-cigarettes were assessed using a…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Addictive Behavior, Health Behavior
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Rowa-Dewar, Neneh; Rooke, Catriona; Amos, Amanda – Health Education Research, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are subject to considerable public health debate. Most public health experts agree that for smokers who find it particularly challenging to quit, e-cigarettes may reduce harm. E-cigarette use in the home may also reduce children's secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, although e-cigarette vapour may pose risks. This…
Descriptors: Smoking, Public Health, Qualitative Research, Risk
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Luzius, Abbie; Dobbs, Page D.; Jozkowski, Kristen N. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: This study examined if college students used particular e-cigarette devices for different reasons. Participants: College students from a large southern university completed an online, close- and open-ended survey. Data were delimited to those 18-25 years of age who had used e-cigarettes (n = 338). Methods: A convergent mixed-methods…
Descriptors: College Students, Smoking, Health Behavior, Decision Making
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Dobbs, Page D.; Branscum, Paul; Wilkerson, Amanda H. – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Background: Some electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users report using these products to quit smoking combustible cigarettes. Purpose: Using the Reasoned Action Approach (RAA), we sought to develop, confirm, and explore a measure of current smokers' intentions, attitudes (instrumental and experiential), social norms (injunctive and descriptive),…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Intention, Attitudes
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Cowgill, Burton O.; Herrmann, Alison; Richardson, Jessica; Guthmann, Debra S.; McKee, Michael M.; Malzkuhn, Mallory; Berman, Barbara A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2020
Electronic cigarette use has become epidemic among American youth. Little is known about the extent of use among d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) youth or prevention programming for this population. In a qualitative study with d/Dhh youth and school staff and administrators serving them, four focus groups were conducted with middle school…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Smoking
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Cavallo, Dana A.; Kong, Grace; Ells, Daniel M.; Camenga, Deepa R.; Morean, Meghan E.; Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra – Health Education Research, 2019
Rates of e-cigarette use are high among youth, and there is little known about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Since peer influence is a powerful determinant of tobacco use, we aimed to identify message themes about e-cigarettes that youth would use to encourage or discourage peers from using e-cigarettes. We conducted 10 focus…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Youth, Peer Influence
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