Jennifer P Alexander

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Communicating information about the use of medical products, including medical devices, has become increasingly important. One of the most critical means employed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the device industry is medical device labeling. However, there is currently insufficient empirical evidence on how practitioners utilize and view(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is rapidly increasing among adults in the U.S. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore consumer perceptions about e-cigarettes, including knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceived social norms. METHODS A total of 14 focus groups (N=116) were conducted with current adult e-cigarette users in(More)
INTRODUCTION The consumption of cigar products has increased since 2000. The multiple product types within this category, combined with the varied language with which consumers refer to them, present challenges for accurately assessing the prevalence of cigar product use. Surveillance is also complicated by the fact that these products can be used to smoke(More)
OBJECTIVE We explored the terminology of adult e-cigarette users in describing e-cigarette products and their use. We report how users discuss and differentiate these products and the language and culture surrounding them. METHODS Focus groups (N = 12) were held in 5 locations in the United States between March and May, 2014. Participants (N = 99)(More)
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