Do young adult current e-cigarette users want to quit?

Cuccia AF, Patel M, Amato MS, et al. Quitting e-cigarettes: Quit attempts and quit intentions among youth and young adults. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Jan 5; 21:101287
“Among current e-cigarette users, 54.2% reported general intentions to quit, 15.3% reported intention to quit within 30 days, and 33.3% reported a past-year quit attempt. Past-year quit attempts were associated with higher levels of harm perceptions (adjusted odds ratio (aOR) = 2.08, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.49-2.92), dependence (aOR = 1.92, 95% CI: 1.44-2.56) and daily use (28 + days) compared to infrequent use (1-5 days) (aOR = 0.23, 95% CI: 0.12-0.43)… Findings indicate that over half of young e-cigarette users want to quit, highlighting a critical need for policies and resources to promote and sustain e-cigarette cessation among young people.”

Note: E-cigarette use is not an end to nicotine addiction so requires a means of cessation to e-cigarette use.

Stephen Hamann

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