Counseling in Vape Shops: A Survey of Vape Shop Managers in Switzerland.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_A16AA898C113
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Counseling in Vape Shops: A Survey of Vape Shop Managers in Switzerland.
Journal
International journal of environmental research and public health
Author(s)
Joss S., Moser A., Jakob J., Tal K., Etter J.F., Selby K., Schoeni A., Poirson P., Auer R.
ISSN
1660-4601 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1660-4601
Publication state
Published
Issued date
15/10/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
20
Pages
10861
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Vaporizers (e-cigarettes) are the most common smoking cessation aids in Switzerland, but we do not know what information customers receive in vape shops. We surveyed vape-shop managers to find out what recommendations they make to their customers. An interdisciplinary group developed the questionnaire. Respondents self-reported their smoking history, demographics, and the recommendations they thought they would give to hypothetical customers in clinical vignettes. We also queried if they collaborated with health care professionals. Of those contacted, 53.8% (70/130) of vape-shop managers responded, and 52.3% (68/130) were included in the final analysis. Managers were mostly male and ex-smokers who switched to vaporizers; 60.3% would encourage a hypothetical smoker with high nicotine dependence to start with the highest possible nicotine concentration when switching to vaporizers. For this smoker, 36.9% would recommend high (≥15 mg/mL), 32.3% medium (6-14 mg/mL), and 3.1% low (1-5 mg/mL) nicotine concentrations. The rest adapted their recommendations to fit the customer or device; 76.5% reported that physicians referred customers to them, and 78.8% would attend a course given by experts in the field of vaporizers and smoking cessation. Vape-shop managers varied widely in the recommendations they gave customers. Most reported ongoing collaboration with health care professionals and were interested in improving their counselling skills through training.
Keywords
Counseling, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, Female, Humans, Male, Surveys and Questionnaires, Switzerland, Vaping, e-cigarette, smoking cessation, vape shops
Pubmed
Open Access
Yes
Create date
29/10/2021 11:50
Last modification date
03/02/2022 7:34
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