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THE RAW DATA.
There were two waves of data collection. The first and second wave of data collection differ in the options given to respondents to answer the question. From the first to the second wave, some answer options were restricted from open ended to drop down menus. The drop down menus were based on categories used most frequently in related policy. Please see table below for which question the answer options were restricted:
|First Wave Question||First Wave Answer Options||Second Wave Questions||Second Wave Answer Options|
|What is your age?||Open ended||What is your age?||Drop drown:
|How many years have you been vaping?||Open ended||How many years have you been vaping?||Open ended|
|What flavours do you vape?||Open ended||What flavours do you vape currently?||Drop down:
|What flavours did you start with?||Open ended||What flavours did you start with?||Drop down:
|What nicotine levels do you vape?||Open ended||What nicotine levels do you vape?||Open ended|
|What nicotine level did you start with?||Open ended||What nicotine level did you start with?||Open ended|
To ensure comparability and consistency, answers to open ended questions from the first wave of data collection were coded by an industry expert to fit the categories offered as choices in the drop down menus of the second wave of data collection. For example, “magic rainbow unicorn breath” (fake name) was coded as “fruit.” For the full original data set, including answers to the open ended questions on flavours, please contact the email listed.
Column A and B:
If empty= data collected from first wave and respondents answered open ended
“Multiple”=more than 3 flavours listed
If empty =respondent was in the second wave of data collection and their answers are marked in column H_L
ABOUT DR. CHRISTOPHER LALONDE
Christopher Lalonde, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria and a published author and researcher. His research focuses on cultural influences on identity formation and wellbeing and is keenly interested in the relations between policy and youth health. He is currently involved in a research program with First Nations in British Columbia and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs that explores how the promotion of First Nations cultures and the pursuit of self-determination fosters youth health and wellbeing.