Online platforms' framing around vaping

Drug Test Anal. 2022 Nov 29. doi: 10.1002/dta.3417. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

In this paper, we provide a descriptive overview of how vaping is framed differently between various online platforms (Wikipedia, Quora, Medium, Reddit, Stack Exchange, wikiHow, Facebook, and online news media). We provide an overview of >1 million posts and news articles about vaping to study the differences in framing between online platforms. Findings indicate an inconsistent framing around vaping across platforms. Stakeholders may utilize our findings to intervene around the framing of vaping and may design communications campaigns that improve the way society sees vaping, possibly aiding smoking cessation and reducing youth vaping.

Keywords: harm reduction; news media; social media; vaping.