E-cigarette use among young people in Australia - preliminary findings from the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Study (APSALS)
Presenter: Veronica Boland
Author names: 1Boland VC , 1Aiken A, 1Clare PJ, 1Stockings EA, 1Courtney RJ, 1Mattick RP, 2Gartner C, 2Chan G, 1Peacock A, 3Borland R.
Author affiliations: 1University of New South Wales, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre;
2University of Queensland, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research;
3University of Melbourne, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change School of Medicine.
Introduction: While youth uptake of tobacco smoking remains low, vaping may introduce a new generation to nicotine use. Little is known about the smoking and vaping characteristics of young adults over time in Australia.
Aims: This study aims to describe the most recent data on the characteristics and patterns of use for tobacco smoking and vaping among a youth cohort in the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS).
Methods: APSALS participants have been surveyed annually since 2011 with smoking and vaping questions added from Wave 5 (2015-16). The current study uses data from Wave 10 where participants (N=1155) were aged 21.7 years to describe recent vaping and smoking characteristics among the Wave 10 cohort.
Results: Pending: will be available for conference proceedings.
Implications: Tracking youth uptake and continued use of vaping and tobacco smoking is needed in an Australian context to help inform best policy and practice.