C-FLASH (Cigarillo Flavor and Abuse Liability, Attention, and Substitution in youtH)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • participants needed
    1020
  • sponsor
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Updated on 28 January 2023

Summary

The purpose of this research is to understand how flavor affects young adult's perceptions of little cigar or cigarillo use.

Description

The overall goal of this study is to examine and better understand adolescent and young adult perceptions, visual attention, use intentions and purchasing behaviors among users and non-users of cigarillos.

Supplemental Aim 1: Consists of evaluation of the differences in perceptions of flavors on appeal, purchasing and risk perceptions of cigarillo products between young adult sexual and gender minorities (SGM) and heterosexual females. A convenience sample of SGM females will be recruited using online social media platforms with targeted advertising. From the parent survey (or Aim 1), an existing sample of female heterosexual cigarillo users will be leveraged. Both samples will receive the same survey, Aim 1, to compare perceptions of appeal, risk, and purchasing across cigarillos and other tobacco products.

Aim 1 of this study is exploratory and will consist of an online survey. Findings from Aim 1 will inform the questions asked about advertising and product use in Aim 2 and 3. Both Aim 2 and 3 are randomized sections. Participants in Aim 2 are either tobacco users or non-users. Participants will be asked to view a series of tobacco related images. The sequence of those images is randomized. In Aim 3, participants will be randomized in terms of the options they are presented within the Experimental Tobacco Marketplace (ETM) (i.e. which tobacco items they can purchase and at what price).

Supplemental Aim 3 consists of evaluating the differences in the abuse liability/addictive potential of flavored versus unflavored cigarillos and the substitutability of flavored versus unflavored disposable e-cigarettes between young adult sexual and gender minorities (SGM) and heterosexual females. SGM female cigarillousers will be recruited from participants of the Supplemental Aim 1 sample and be compared to heterosexual female participants of the parent study (or Aim 3). Both samples will receive the same questions and be exposed to the same ETM conditions tocompare perceptions of appeal of flavors and substitutability between cigarillos, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products.

Details
Condition Smoking Behaviors
Treatment Initial online survey, Eye Tracking Activity, Eye tracking survey, Online Experimental Marketplace, Aim 1: Online survey, Online Experimental Marketplace (ETM), Aim 3 survey, Cognitive Interviews
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04358705
SponsorCase Comprehensive Cancer Center
Last Modified on28 January 2023

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