Vaping, e-cigarettes, social media, topic modeling
The recent rise of e-cigarettes and vaping products has increased concerns that another young generation may become addicted to nicotine. Recently, it becomes evident that several health issues are related to the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products. The objective of this paper is to understand and identify such health issues by collecting and analyzing social media data. The analysis reflects the most important themes and topics discussed by online user’s about e-cigarettes, vaping, and associated health issues. Using topic modeling techniques, we were able to identify several health issues related to the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products. These issues include lung diseases, coughing and breathing issues, heart related issues, throat burn, respiratory related risks, dizziness, addiction, bronchitis, and cancer.
Wahbeh, Abdullah; Al-Ramahi, Mohammad A.; El-Gayar, Omar; and Nasralah, Tareq, "Health Risks of e-cigarettes: Analysis of Twitter Data Using Topic Mining" (2020). Computer Information Systems Faculty Publications. 6.