Examining intention to quit using Juul among emerging adults

Jakob W. Hester, Amanda T. Wiggins, Melinda J. Ickes

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Objectives: (1) Describe intention to quit, (2) identify relationships between various factors and intention to quit, (3) explore if Theory of Planned Behavior-informed constructs are associated with intention to quit, and (4) discover if descriptive norms strengthen association with intention to quit among emerging adults currently using Juul. Participants: First-year students currently using Juul at a large public university (N = 182). Methods: A November 2018 online survey assessed sociodemographic characteristics, social influences, patterns of use, quit intention, and attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control toward Juul. Results: A quarter of participants reported current use, with nearly half intending to quit within six months. Recent quit attempts was the only factor related to intention. Two models were created that showed association with intention to quit, but only perceived behavioral control was individually significant. Conclusions: Cessation-focused campaigns and interventions are needed on college campuses and could be less tailored than prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1556
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of American College Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023

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  • E-cigarette cessation
  • Juul
  • Theory of Planned Behavior
  • emerging adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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