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ERIC Number: EJ804897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Cigars, Cigarettes, and Adolescents
Brooks, Ashley; Larkin, Elizabeth M. Gaier; Kishore, Sonal; Frank, Scott
American Journal of Health Behavior, v32 n6 p640-649 Nov-Dec 2008
Objective: To examine public health implications of adolescent use of cigars only, cigarettes only, and both cigarettes and cigars. Methods: A cross-sectional health risk survey was administered to a random sample of 4486 high school students in a Midwestern county. Results: More adolescents reported using both cigarettes and cigars (10.6%) than cigar-only (7.4%) or cigarette-only (6.4%). Product of initiation was associated with current product use. Dual use was associated with more frequent use of both products, high stress, and susceptibility to future cigarette use. Conclusion: Assessing cigarette use without examining cigar use overlooks a critical dimension of adolescent tobacco use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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