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Understanding young adults' perception on e-cigarette: a qualitative study

Yusoff, A. M. B. and Ghani, F. B. A. and Ramli, J. B. and Mahfar, M. B. (2017) Understanding young adults' perception on e-cigarette: a qualitative study. Man in India, 97 (12). pp. 221-228. ISSN 0025-1569

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E-cigarette are widely used in society. In order to understand the intentions of e-cigarettes usage among young adults, this study aimed to explore what factors influenced them to use e-cigarettes. In this study, 5 participants volunteered for counselling discussion. All participants were males and currently enrolled as university students. Participant's ages ranged from 21 to 25 years old. This study used a qualitative method by applied interview approach to gain in-depth understanding of participants' viewpoints on e-cigarettes. The findings showed that there were 7 categories explained the intentions of young adults on e-cigarette usage. The intentions for e-cigarettes usage were to stop smoking addiction, harmless, suitable for indoor smoking, user friendly, pleasant flavour, fashion, and hobby. Based on these categories, this study grouped young adults' perceptions on e-cigarettes usage into 3 factors, which were the perception that e-cigarettes were safer than tobacco smoking, the nature of e-cigarettes was opposite by tobacco cigarettes, and to be stylish. The study provides a conceptual understanding for counsellors and educators to gain information about young adults' perceptions on this matter. This study helps further research to construct domains regarding the perceptions of e-cigarettes usage among young adults.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Perception, Young Adults
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
ID Code:76867
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Apr 2018 22:21
Last Modified:30 Apr 2018 22:21

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