HEALTH AND EXERCISE HABITS OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO USE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES
K.Wiper, A. Rafanan, K. Orcino, P. Crosswhite
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
PURPOSE: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) usage has increased in popularity, especially among younger individuals. E-cigarettes have been shown to have negative impacts on respiratory health immediately after use, but it remains inconclusive as to whether or not these effects are also present with long term usage. The link between e-cigarette usage and exercise capability also remains largely unexamined. The purpose of this study is to determine a relationship between e-cigarette usage in young adults and its effects on exercise. METHODS: Young adults (aged 18-22) attending Gonzaga University who use or do not use e-cigarettes will be studied. An online survey will be administered to the student body with the use of the survey software Qualtrics. Questions on the survey focus on e-cigarette usage, exercise, and the perception of their health. RESULTS: This study is pending approval by the Gonzaga Institutional Review Board and the aim is to have the study completed in early 2021. Data and results are forthcoming and will be discussed.
Wiper, K; Rafanan, A; Orcino, K; and Crosswhite, P
"HEALTH AND EXERCISE HABITS OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO USE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 8:
9, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol8/iss9/16