Adolescent use of e-cigarettes has increased dramatically in recent years. It’s important to get a better understanding of factors that influence adolescents use of e-cigarettes.
Dr. Matthew Farrelly has over 20 years of experience in the field of tobacco control. Dr. Farrelly has had active collaborations with staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) since 1997 to explore the effectiveness of tobacco control programs and policies. Dr. Farrelly has also spent over 15 years working with state health departments to examine the effectiveness of state and local tobacco control program interventions and policies, such as cigarette excise tax increases, broadcast and digital media campaigns, workplace smoking restrictions, and other policies aimed at curbing tobacco use. Through collaborations with state and federal agencies, Dr. Farrelly has implemented timely and policy-relevant studies. For example, Dr. Farrelly recently designed and implemented a randomized controlled experiment with adolescents that demonstrated that exposure to four television ads promoting e-cigarette products increased adolescents’ susceptibility to use e-cigarettes in the future.