The COMPASS Study: Research in tobacco policies

Vaping has changed so much. The risk is
with the nicotine content. Newer devices have a lot more nicotine which increases
the risk of addiction for youth who are using the products. Vapes aren’t healthy.
My research focuses on youth use of tobacco products like cigarettes,
smokeless tobacco and vapes. We were able to identify in the Compass study many
policies could be improved by including newer products like smokeless tobacco or
vapes. Not only can you know a smoking policy affect someone’s tobacco use or
their vaping but it could also have an impact on their marijuana use or on
their drinking behavior.