Understanding young adult poly-tobacco users’ perceptions of “e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury” (EVALI) in California

Investigator: Alyssa Bercasio, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


Background: E-cigarette use is on the rise in California, and with the hospitalizations and deaths caused by the outbreak of “e-cigarette, or vaping product-use associated lung injury” (EVALI), it is imperative to understand how e-cigarette consumers understand and perceive the information about EVALI in a dynamic and evolving e-cigarette landscape.

Research Question: What are the perceptions of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) among young adult (18-29 years) poly-tobacco product users in California?

Mentors: Stella Bialous, RN, DrPH, FAAN, Pamela Ling, MD, MPH