Our Futures Vaping: A cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based eHealth intervention to prevent e-cigarette use among adolescents

April 2023

Professor Steve Allsop, Associate Professor Nyanda McBride and Kathleen Blackburn; Adjunct Professor Nicole Lee

Other investigators: 

Nicola Newton, Lauren Gardner, Emily Stockings, Janni Leung, Katrina Champion, Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Mihalopoulos, Hayden McRobbie, Lexine Stapinski, Louise Thornton and Jennifer Debenham

Project description: 

The use of electronic-cigarettes (vapes) among adolescents has drastically increased in recent years, making it a public health priority. Effective and scalable prevention approaches are needed to reduce the short- and long-term harms associated with vaping.

This study will evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a school-based eHealth preventive intervention targeting e-cigarette use among young Australians, using a Randomised Controlled Trial across 70 secondary schools and with 3,500 students in WA, NSW and Queensland.

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