Francisco Cartujano, MD

Francisco Cartujano, MD

University of Rochester

Research Project:
Using Text Messaging to Stop Vaping

Grant Awarded:

  • Catalyst Award

Research Topics:

  • public health
  • social behavioral research
  • tobacco

The goal of this study is to develop and assess the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary abstinence rate of Kick Vaping, a text messaging intervention to stop vaping for Latino young adults. This study is particularly timely, given the rapidly increasing popularity of e-cigarettes and the lack of evidence on treatments to stop vaping. We are pleased to report that the project is meeting all of the goals we set out to achieve.

Update: We are currently finishing the first phase of the study, to develop Kick Vaping, a vaping cessation text messaging intervention for Latino young adults. Latino young adults with different experiences related to vaping, are reviewing and ensuring the cultural and linguistic congruency of each component of the intervention. We expect to finish the development phase of the study in June 2022. As proposed in the grant application, we expect to start the pilot study in September 2022. We have successfully executed a Data Use Agreements with the text messaging company.

Page last updated: October 28, 2022

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