This project explored whether and how people who smoke make transitions to vaping. We probed how people negotiated new identity positions, and the practices they retained, created or relinquished as they began vaping. We explored whether and how people who began vaping exclusively transitioned to becoming vape-free.
We used a novel mixed-methods approach that included longitudinal qualitative interviews, videographic analyses, and ecological momentary assessments. These approaches enabled us to develop contrasting perspectives on why and when transition from smoking to vaping, and beyond, occurred. We used social practice concepts to probe how smoking and vaping practices intersected and evolved in relation to other practices.
Marsden Fund of New Zealand, Royal Society (2018)
Project team members
Tamlin Conner, University of Otago
Mei-Ling Blank, University of Otago
Shelagh Ferguson, University of Otago
Lee Thompson, University of Otago
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