Kick Vaping: A Vaping Cessation Text Messaging Intervention for Latino Young Adults
October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Francisco Cartujano, 2020-2021 Catalyst Award Recipient
Dr. Albert Rizzo, Chief Medical Officer for the American Lung Association
Program begins at 12:00 PM (CT).
As a member of the American Lung Association’s research team, Francisco Cartujano, M.D., recipient of the 2021-2022 Catalyst Award, will provide an overview and update on his project, “Kick Vaping: A Vaping Cessation Text Messaging Intervention for Latino Young Adults.” The project aims to develop and evaluate the practicality and effectiveness of his Kick Vaping initiative, a text messaging intervention to help Latino young adults stop vaping. While Latinos generally have a lower prevalence of cigarette smoking, more and more are turning to e-cigarettes and vaping. In response to a survey conducted by Dr. Cartujano and his colleagues, 55% of Latino adolescents were curious about e-cigarettes (e.g., would be willing to try them if offered by a friend) and 19% are currently using e-cigarettes. These latter individuals are exactly who Dr. Cartujano is trying to reach with Kick Vaping. “Recognizing the population-level concerns, it’s urgent to develop treatment options that reach and engage high-risk young adults. Not only do they use text messages more than any other age demographic, but they’ve also demonstrated interest in quitting vaping. I feel optimistic this intervention will bring about a positive transformation in attitudes and actions,” says Dr. Cartujano.
Access information for this online webinar will be provided by email upon registration.