Vaping Prevention and Control Interventions Among Adolescents within the United States: A Review of Present Literature
Dr. Vinita Sharma
In approximately 18 years since its emergence in the United States, electronic nicotine delivery system (e-cigarettes) usage (also known as vaping) has gained extreme popularity, especially among adolescents and young adults. Negative physiological effects of vaping or e-cigarette use among individuals is well-documented. Vaping has become increasingly widespread, and reached epidemic levels, crucially within the adolescent and young adult demographic aged 13-18 years old. Due to this increase and the negative health outcomes that vaping induces, prevention and control intervention programs have been utilized to curb usage rates among adolescents and young adults. While analysis has been conducted on individual program effectiveness, gaps exist when comparing the effectiveness of programs. In order to fill this gap, a systematic literature review utilizing Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) protocols was conducted. The goal of the review was to summarize current programs used for vaping prevention and intervention control, determine what prevention and control intervention programs are most effective, and suggest best practices for vaping prevention and intervention control and areas for further research. Two databases (PubMed and Web of Science) were searched in March of 2023. The target population was adolescent and young adult demographic aged 13-18 years old.
McKeever, Jacob and Sharma, Vinita, "Vaping Prevention and Control Interventions Among Adolescents within the United States: A Review of Present Literature" (2023). 2023 Undergraduate Research Showcase. 62.