Vaping and Adolescents’ Characteristics: Implications for Prevention and Intervention


  • Ava Chae Manhattan High School
  • Janet Stark



Vaping, Adolescents Characteristics, Prevention, Data Analysis


Vaping in the United States has increased in the past decade especially among teens and young adults, causing a rise in public concern for their health. What is relatively scarce in the previous research and the current discussion is the question about what groups of adolescents may be more vulnerable to vaping. This research investigates this very issue by analyzing the associations between vaping use and adolescents’ individual characteristics using a national survey of drug use among U.S. adolescents (“Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2018”). The findings for logistic regression show that students who struggle with academics and skip school are more vulnerable to vaping than other students. In addition, there is a greater chance of vaping with those students going out more often than others. The amount of money students earn from a job and other work may also be increasing the chance for vaping. The findings can be valuable elements in designing a program of effective prevention and intervention of vaping in the U.S.


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How to Cite

Chae, A., & Stark, J. (2021). Vaping and Adolescents’ Characteristics: Implications for Prevention and Intervention. Journal of Student Research, 10(2).



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