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dc.contributor.authorSharma, A.
dc.contributor.authorMcCausland, K.
dc.contributor.authorJancey, Jonine
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-09T06:15:44Z
dc.date.available2021-04-09T06:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationSharma, A. and McCausland, K. and Jancey, J. 2021. Adolescent's Health Perceptions of E-Cigarettes: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 60 (5): pp. 716-725.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/83146
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.amepre.2020.12.013
dc.description.abstract

Context: E-cigarette use is increasing among adolescents, particularly in high-income countries. This review examines the health perceptions of E-cigarettes among adolescents (aged 12–17 years) residing in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and their sources of E-cigarette information. Evidence acquisition: Peer-reviewed literature published in January 2009–April 2019 in MEDLINE, Embase, and ProQuest were systematically reviewed using identified keywords. The search identified 654 references. Studies (n=99) that met the inclusion criteria were subjected to full-text screening. A total of 27 articles were subjected to quality appraisal using the Joanna Briggs Institute's critical appraisal checklists. Evidence synthesis: A total of 7 qualitative and 18 quantitative studies were included in the review, and the study characteristics, results, and limitations were extracted. A total of 4 main themes emerged from the study findings: (1) perceived relative harm of E-cigarettes versus that of cigarettes, (2) perceived health effects of E-cigarettes, (3) perceived benefits and safety of E-cigarettes, and (4) sources of E-cigarette information and exposure. Most adolescents perceived E-cigarettes to be less harmful than cigarettes; however, often, their health perceptions of E-cigarettes were conflicting. Sources of exposure to E-cigarette information included friends, family, retail point of sale, TV and online advertising, national agencies, healthcare providers, and from direct experience. Conclusions: Findings indicate that adolescents, particularly E-cigarette users, have more favorable perceptions of E-cigarettes than of cigarettes; however, these perceptions are conflicting. Advertising, marketing, and peer and family networks appear to influence adolescents’ perceptions. More research is required, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, to better understand adolescents’ health perceptions of E-cigarettes and where they source information from so that misperceptions can be addressed through appropriate channels with suitable messaging.

dc.titleAdolescent's Health Perceptions of E-Cigarettes: A Systematic Review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.issn0749-3797
dcterms.source.titleAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
dc.date.updated2021-04-09T06:15:44Z
curtin.departmentCurtin School of Population Health
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidJancey, Jonine [0000-0002-7894-2896]
curtin.contributor.researcheridJancey, Jonine [G-1391-2013]
dcterms.source.eissn1873-2607
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridJancey, Jonine [15071013100]
dc.date.embargoEnd2022-03-27


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