ReACH/IIMS Announce 2019-2020 Population Health Pilot Grants Program

The ReACH Center, in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) have announced the 2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program.  Applications are due January 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm.  To learn more about this RFA please visit our ReACH/IIMS Popultion Health Pilot Grants page! 

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ReACH Core Scholar Publication Examines Young Adult JUULing Use


A recently released publication by ReACH Core Scholar Kathleen Case, DrPH, MPH in the Journal of Adolescent Health uses data from the Marketing and Promotions Across Colleges in Texas Project (Project M-PACT) to compare the characteristics of usual JUUL users versus other electronic delivery systems (ENDS) users.  The results of the study found that compared with users of other ENDS products JUUL users were more younger, male and from a higher socioeconomic status.  The study also provided a preliminary indication that a higher proportion of young adults are yougin both JUUL and combustable cigarrettes but are not using JUUL to assist with smoking cessation.    

JUUL debuted in 2015 and since that time has helped to single-handedly grow the e-cigarrette industry.  In recent months the FDA has debated removing candy, fruit and mint flavored e-cigarrettes from the market, but at this time they have not yet been banned.  This publication adds to the limited research on factors associated with JUUL use among young adults and highlights the need for such regulations as well as point-of-sale restrictions that would reduce the appeal of ENDS products in young adults. 

Citation: Case KR, Hinds JT, Creamer MR, Loukas A, Perry CL.  Who is JUULing and why? An examination of young adult electronic nicotine delivery systems users. J Adolesc Health. 2019 [In Press]