Millions of smokers turn to the Internet each year for cessation assistance and hundreds of thousands seek advice and support in online social networks for smoking cessation. Though it has been nearly 20 years since the first online social network for smoking cessation was launched, little is known about the ways in which online social networks impact tobacco use. This study examined 6 years of longitudinal data from BecomeAnEX to learn how online social networks influence smoking cessation. Our multidisciplinary team of behavioral and computational social scientists has conducted a series of social network analyses, sentiment analyses, text analytics to better understand the ways in which online communications and relationships translate into offline behavior change.
- A Multi-relational Social Network Analysis of an Online Community for Smoking Cessation
- A Descriptive Study of the Prevalence and Typology of Alcohol-related Posts in an Online Social Network for Smoking Cessation
- How Smokers Refer to E-cigarettes: an Examination of User-generated Posts from an Online Social Network, 2008-2015
- A Prospective Examination of Online Social Network Dynamics and Smoking Cessation
- The Failure to Increase Social Support: It Just Might Be Time to Stop Intervening (and Start Rigorously Observing)
- Inferring Smoking Status from User-generated Content in an Online Cessation Community