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Trajectoires au cours du vapotage : étude qualitative chez des étudiants dans le projet Electra-share

Abstract : Background: despite available and effective treatments, quitting smoking is still difficult. Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) is one of the preferred means of young adults as a strategy to reduce /to quit smoking. However, other studies suggest that e-cigarettes use is not always related to this prospect of smoking cessation. The main objective of this study was to explore the trajectories of young adults who initially smoke with daily and prolonged electronic cigarette usage. A secondary objective was to explore the practice, motivations and experience of cannabinoids (THC and CBD) users via e-cigarettes. Methods: qualitative study among students in Bordeaux (France) by semi-structured interviews. A purposive sample was selected according to gender, smoking status and field of study. The analytical approach was the Grounded Theory. Results: thirty users of e-cigarettes (smokers or former smokers) were interviewed from November 2018 to January 2019. E-cigarette use’s trajectories were composed of three steps: experimentation, initiation of a personal use, and use evolutions. Experience and practice were different among each step and influenced by the previous trajectories of tobacco use. Investment and personalization of e-cigarette use in order to take pleasure seems to be determinant to continue e-cigarette use and to quit smoking. THC or CBD e-cigarette use was not widespread, limited to experimentation and mainly concerned smoked cannabis users. Conclusions: our study suggests that smokers’ (or former smokers) e-cigarette trajectories are first an extension of their tobacco trajectory. Then, they become independent with personalization of e-cigarette use.
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Maximilien Simon. Trajectoires au cours du vapotage : étude qualitative chez des étudiants dans le projet Electra-share. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02896631⟩



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