In 2019, 25.2% of high school students in the US reported current use (ie, past 30 days) and 11.7% reported daily use of electronic nicotine products (ie, e-cigarettes, vaping).5 Adolescents who vape are at risk for nicotine addiction, toxicant exposure, and transitioning to cigarettes.1,2 The development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based vaping cessation interventions for adolescents could be critical to curbing the vaping epidemic; however, vaping cessation interventions are not widely disseminated, and existing programs have received little empirical investigation. It is necessary to assess interest in quitting and quit attempts in this population to drive funding and guide treatment development. Further, understanding interest in quitting among groups that experience tobacco-related health disparities, including sociodemographic minorities and individuals with mental health symptoms, could guide development of treatment programs for specific subgroups. This study estimated interest in quitting and past e-cigarette quit attempts among US adolescents who vape. To our knowledge, this is the first such report.
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Smith TT, Nahhas GJ, Carpenter MJ, et al. Intention to Quit Vaping Among United States Adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. Published online August 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2348
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