Privacy Policy

Stop Vaping Challenge is part of a University of Toronto study for understanding people’s experiences

with vaping over time. The app may collect the following data from its users:

- Personally identifiable information: email address only;

- Information about vaping over time; and

- Information about how the user interacts with the Stop Vaping Challenge app, including video

and photo entries.

Data collected will not be linked to your identity and may be used for research purposes by the Research

Team, including in future publications, reports, or presentations; and in making improvements to Stop

Vaping Challenge.

The Research Team at the University of Toronto is responsible for protecting your information and

upholding standard privacy practices in handling the data described above.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you wish, you may withdraw from the study

anytime by sending an email to with the subject line “I wish to

withdraw from Stop Vaping Challenge” using the email address you used to register on the app. Upon

receipt of the email, the Research Team will ensure that you and your data are removed from the data.

There are no known risks involved in participating in the study. On the other hand, benefits include

receiving evidence-informed support for vaping cessation. By taking in part in this study, you are also

helping us understand the process of vaping cessation, which will help a community of researchers and

clinicians provide better support in the future.

If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study, please contact the Office of

Research Ethics at the University of Toronto: or 416-946-3389.

For more information about the study or the Research Team, please visit the study page: