Goal2QuitVaping for Nicotine Vaping Cessation Among Adolescents

  • End date
    Jun 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Medical University of South Carolina
Updated on 15 July 2021
depressive symptoms


The purpose of this study is to evaluate a mobile application (app) called "Goal2QuitVaping" to help adolescents quit vaping nicotine. Goal2QuitVaping was developed by our research team to assist with quitting vaping. Participants will be randomly assigned to either download the mobile app, "Goal2QuitVaping", or not. If provided with Goal2QuitVaping, participants will be asked to use the app regularly, at least once per day, throughout the study duration. Participants will be asked to complete electronic questionnaire measures throughout the study period. Participation in this study will take about 4 weeks.

Condition Endogenous depression, Depression, Adolescent Behavior, Depressed, depressive disorder, depressive symptoms, depressed mood, miserable, depressive disorders
Treatment Treatment As Usual, Behavioral Activation Therapy app
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04951193
SponsorMedical University of South Carolina
Last Modified on15 July 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

age 16-20
vaped nicotine on 20 days out of the last 30
elevated depressive symptoms, defined as a score of 10 on Patient Health Questionnaire-8 (PHQ-8) during preliminary screening and the Adolescent Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9A) at final eligibility
currently own an iOS or Android smartphone
report willingness to utilize an app for quitting vaping nicotine (response of "yes" on yes/no item)
have a valid e-mail address that is checked regularly or regular access to text messages (for follow-up assessments)
ability to read the consent form
has been seen (in person or remotely) by a primary care physician within the last year

Exclusion Criteria

smoked cigarettes or used other tobacco products on 9 days out of the last 30
severe visual impairment
currently receiving treatment for vaping or tobacco use
current suicidal ideation, defined as a response 1 on item nine of the PHQ-9A or 2 on item 9 of the BDI-II
household member currently enrolled in the study
inability to read the consent form
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