Presentation Title

Vaping Culture Among College Students in the Bay Area

Location

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

4-17-2019 3:00 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Brett Bayles, PhD, MPH

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Vaping Culture Among College Students in the Bay Area: Are there associations between peer pressure, stress relief, and the increase of e-cigarette use?

Abstract

Since the inception of e-cigarettes in 2007, it’s use has grown in popularity among adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the surge in vaping among the adolescent population reached epidemic levels reaching over 2 million current users. The e-cigarette market is flooded with thousands of flavors that make them attractive to younger consumers. Why are e-cigarettes, commonly known as “vapes” by young adults, so popular in today’s culture, and do they have awareness of its potential negative, yet largely unknown, health effects? The goal of this study is to better understand the association between peer pressure and e-cigarette use, and the association between e-cigarettes and stress relief. In order to complete these objectives, a mixed-methods approach, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, will be used to better understand these determinants of of e-cigarette, or vaping culture.

Keywords: E-cigarettes, Vape, Vaping, young adults, stress

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Vaping Culture Among College Students in the Bay Area

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Vaping Culture Among College Students in the Bay Area: Are there associations between peer pressure, stress relief, and the increase of e-cigarette use?

Abstract

Since the inception of e-cigarettes in 2007, it’s use has grown in popularity among adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the surge in vaping among the adolescent population reached epidemic levels reaching over 2 million current users. The e-cigarette market is flooded with thousands of flavors that make them attractive to younger consumers. Why are e-cigarettes, commonly known as “vapes” by young adults, so popular in today’s culture, and do they have awareness of its potential negative, yet largely unknown, health effects? The goal of this study is to better understand the association between peer pressure and e-cigarette use, and the association between e-cigarettes and stress relief. In order to complete these objectives, a mixed-methods approach, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, will be used to better understand these determinants of of e-cigarette, or vaping culture.

Keywords: E-cigarettes, Vape, Vaping, young adults, stress