Francisco Cartujano, M.D.

Francisco Cartujano, M.D.

Institution: University of Rochester

Project: Using Text Messaging to Stop Vaping

Grant(s): Catalyst Award

Use of e-cigarettes (vaping) among young adults has rapidly increased, with Latinos having the highest rates in the U.S. With many negative effects, such as lung injuries and chemical exposures, vaping is an increasing public health concern. Considering the high rates of vaping among Latinos, it is urgent to develop treatment options that reach and engage this high-risk population. As young adults are interested in quitting vaping and use text messages more often than any other age demographic, a text messaging intervention to stop vaping is promising. We will 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.

Freedom From Smoking Clinic
, | Oct 25, 2021
Lung Mind Alliance Convening
, | Dec 08, 2021