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ERIC Number: EJ950677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Examining Differences between Light and Heavier Smoking Vocational Students: A Pilot Study
de Araujo, Vanessa A.; Loukas, Alexandra; Gottlieb, Nell H.
Health Education Journal, v70 n1 p67-75 Mar 2011
Objective: To examine differences between light and heavier smoking vocational/technical students in tobacco use, related behaviors, and cessation. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting and Methods: Two hundred and four smokers attending two vocational/technical colleges in east Texas, USA, completed an anonymous survey during a regularly scheduled class in Fall, 2004 or Spring, 2005. Results: Heavier smokers (39.7 per cent of the sample) were more likely than light smokers to be European American, to be dependent on cigarettes, to use cigarettes in a variety of situations, to use medication to quit smoking, and to be less likely to report a desire to quit on their own. The two groups did not differ on gender or the use of cigars and chewing tobacco. Conclusion: Given the disproportionately high rates of tobacco use among vocational/technical students, results from this study indicate that salient anti-tobacco programs that can be implemented at the vocational school and that target light and heavier smoking students are needed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas