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Leah SeversonFollow

Start Date

23-8-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

23-8-2019 11:00 AM

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Abstract

Background: For individuals aged 13-18, electronic cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product. These devices are highly addictive and negatively affect health. To reduce early nicotine use, it is important to understand the reasoning behind why youth choose to use electronic cigarettes.

Purpose of Study: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to review existing studies on why youth aged 13-18 use electronic cigarettes. In evaluating multiple up to date research studies the goal was to find trending results.

Method: An integrative literature review was utilized to evaluate peer-reviewed articles published from 2013-2018. Search terms included: Electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, youth, adolescent, adolescence, attitude, beliefs, reason. This process yielded seven final articles for final review.

Result: Four major results were identified: experimentation, influence of the entertainment industry, flavoring appeal, and the impact of peers and family.

Conclusion: The findings of this integrative literature review indicate that youth aged 13-18 use electronic cigarettes because of behavioral tendencies and environmental factors. Future research should aim at targeting these major results and reducing the use of electronic cigarettes.

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Aug 23rd, 9:00 AM Aug 23rd, 11:00 AM

Motivation of Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among Youth Aged 13-18

Abstract

Background: For individuals aged 13-18, electronic cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product. These devices are highly addictive and negatively affect health. To reduce early nicotine use, it is important to understand the reasoning behind why youth choose to use electronic cigarettes.

Purpose of Study: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to review existing studies on why youth aged 13-18 use electronic cigarettes. In evaluating multiple up to date research studies the goal was to find trending results.

Method: An integrative literature review was utilized to evaluate peer-reviewed articles published from 2013-2018. Search terms included: Electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, youth, adolescent, adolescence, attitude, beliefs, reason. This process yielded seven final articles for final review.

Result: Four major results were identified: experimentation, influence of the entertainment industry, flavoring appeal, and the impact of peers and family.

Conclusion: The findings of this integrative literature review indicate that youth aged 13-18 use electronic cigarettes because of behavioral tendencies and environmental factors. Future research should aim at targeting these major results and reducing the use of electronic cigarettes.