ERIC Number: EJ1099310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Hookah and Cigarette Smoking among African American College Students: Implications for Campus Risk Reduction and Health Promotion Efforts
Jones, Brittni D.; Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.
Journal of American College Health, v64 n4 p309-317 2016
Objective: To identify individual and institutional risks and protections for hookah and cigarette smoking among African American (AA) college students. Participants: AA college students (N = 1,402; mean age = 20, range = 18-24 years; 75% female) who completed the Fall 2012 American College Health Association--National College Health Assessment II. Methods: Respondents were stratified into 4 mutually exclusive groups by last-30-day smoking status: "cigarette-only use" (5.1%), "hookah-only use" (5.9%), "dual use" (2.4%), and "nonuse" (86.6%). Multinomial logistic regression models identified the relative odds of exclusive and dual hookah and cigarette smoking. Results: Current hookah and cigarette smoking rates were comparably low. Age, gender identity, current substance use, interest in tobacco use information, and student population prevailed as risks and protections for hookah and cigarette smoking. Conclusions: Campus health promotion campaigns may need to tailor messages to AA students, particularly those who use substances, to underscore the health risks of hookah and cigarette smoking.
Descriptors: African American Students, Smoking, College Students, Risk, Regression (Statistics), Student Surveys, National Surveys, Health Promotion
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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