Appeal of novel cessation intervention approaches among young-adult users of traditional and alternative tobacco products

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October 11, 2021

The past decade has marked a shift in the tobacco market, with increased product diversity and increases in use of e-cigarettes, hookah, cigar products, and smokeless tobacco globally, particularly among young adults. For example, e-cigarette use (i.e., vaping) in young adults increased from 5.2% in 2014 to 9.3% in 2019. Using any one tobacco product correlates with increased likelihood of using other tobacco products and marijuana. Unfortunately, there is limited evidence of successful smoking cessation interventions for young adults and limited intervention research addressing alternative tobacco product use or polytobacco use. This study examined preferred tobacco/e-cigarette cessation approaches among young-adult tobacco/e-cigarette users.

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