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Kelsey Gleason Donovan, MS, ScD


Objective: To determine whether an association exists between electronic vapor product use (EVP) and suicidal behavior in middle and high school students

Methods: Multilevel logistic regression analysis for suicidal behaviors using data from the 2017 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Results: Middle school EVP users were significantly more likely to report suicidal behavior than non-users. No statistically significant association was found in high school students.

Discussion: While further study is necessary to clarify the relationship between EVP use and suicidal behavior, these findings highlight the need for suicide prevention and smoking cessation efforts.

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