VapeTracker: Tracking Vapor Consumption to Help E-cigarette Users Quit

  title={VapeTracker: Tracking Vapor Consumption to Help E-cigarette Users Quit},
  author={Abdallah El Ali and Andrii Matviienko and Yannick Feld and Wilko Heuten and Susanne CJ Boll},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
Despite current controversy over e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid, we present early work based on a web survey (N=249) that shows that some e-cigarette users (46.2%) want to quit altogether, and that behavioral feedback that can be tracked can fulfill that purpose. Based on our survey findings, we designed VapeTracker, an early prototype that can attach to any e-cigarette device to track vaping activity. We discuss our future research on vaping cessation, addressing how to improve our… 

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