Free Youth Vaping Cessation Program for Teens in California
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Hopelab recently launched a study on youth vaping cessation called . The purpose of this study, led by Dr. Pamela Ling, is to see if and how support on social media can help teens quit vaping. The study will compare an Instagram vaping cessation intervention to “standard care,” where participants can sign up for any cessation services provided by Kick It California.
Qualifying teens will be randomly assigned to either the intervention group or standard care group. The intervention group will receive online support privately from a cessation counselor and peers as well as reminders and surveys along the way to help keep their motivation high. The standard care group will be referred to www.kickitca.org for vaping cessation services by Kick It California. Surveys will be administered to all study participants at baseline, 5 weeks, 4 months, and 7 months from date of enrollment. All participants will be compensated up to $90 for participating in the study and corresponding surveys.
The research team is currently recruiting teens (age 13-17) in California who want to quit vaping and who use social media. Enrollment will begin on November 1, 2022. For more information about the study, including eligibility screening, visit www.QuitTheHitCA.com
If you have any additional questions, please contact Sarah Rosen, 415-502-0758 or QuitTheHit@ucsf.edu.