Principal Investigator(s): Atanaska Dineva
Funding Mechanism: Research Contract
ID number: HHSF223201510003B
Award Date: 8/27/2017
Institution: Fors Marsh Group
Some of the adverse experiences associated with electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that have been reported to FDA include burns and injuries resulting from battery explosions. CTP has developed a set of materials (an infographic, shareable images, and website content) to educate consumers about the risks of battery explosions when using e-cigarettes. Researchers will conduct a qualitative study to gather information about the utility of these materials in helping consumers avoid an e-cigarette battery explosion. Qualitative and in-depth interviews will be conducted with nine participants, including four young adults (aged 18-25) and five adults (aged 26-65) who are current established and experimental e-cigarette users. The interviews will be conducted at professional focus group and interviewing facilities in Arlington, VA. Potential participants will be recruited and screened by the interviewing facilities. One-on-one interviews will be facilitated by a professional moderator using a structured moderator guide. Study findings will be used to refine the existing content and inform the development of future materials.