Effectiveness of a Vaping Cessation Text Message Program Among Young Adult e-Cigarette Users A Randomized Clinical Trial
Graham AL, Amato MS, Cha S, Jacobs MA, Bottcher MM, Papandonatos GD. Effectiveness of a Vaping Cessation Text Message Program Among Young Adult e-Cigarette Users: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(7):923–930. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.1793
Question Is a text message program for vaping cessation effective in promoting abstinence from e-cigarettes among young adults (YAs)?
Findings In this randomized clinical trial of 2588 YA e-cigarette users, at 7 months postrandomization abstinence rates were 24.1% among participants assigned to the text message intervention and 18.6% among participants assigned to an assessment-only control, which is a statistically significant difference. No baseline characteristics moderated the treatment-outcome relationship, including nicotine dependence.
Meaning A text message vaping cessation program is effective in promoting abstinence among YA e-cigarette users.