publication . Article . 2018

The Role of Knowledge and Risk Beliefs in Adolescent E-Cigarette Use: A Pilot Study

Jacob A. Rohde; Seth M. Noar; Casey Horvitz; Allison J. Lazard; Jennifer Cornacchione Ross; Erin L. Sutfin;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, volume 15, issue 4 (issn: 1661-7827, eissn: 1660-4601, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI
Abstract
The use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices among adolescents is an urgent public health problem due to the concern about adolescent exposure to nicotine. This study examined: (1) adolescents’ knowledge and beliefs about e-cigarette risks; and (2) whether knowledge and risk beliefs were associated with e-cigarette use. N = 69 adolescents completed a cross-sectional survey about e-cigarette knowledge, attitudes (i.e., risk beliefs), and behavior (KAB). Nearly half (47%) of the sample reported ever using e-cigarettes. The majority of adolescents knew about many of the risks of e-cigarettes, with no differences between never- and ever-users. However, ris...
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free text keywords: Article, e-cigarette, vaping, knowledge, beliefs, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Health consequences, Nicotine, medicine.drug, Cigarette use, Logistic regression, Psychology, Worry, Clinical psychology, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R
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