ERIC Number: EJ973668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Use of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco among South African Adolescents
Rantao, Masego; Ayo-Yusuf, Olalekan A.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v36 n1 p124-133 Jan 2012
Objectives: To determine factors associated with dual use of tobacco products in a population of black South African adolescents. Methods: Data were obtained from a self-administered questionnaire completed by a representative sample of grade 8 students from 21 randomly selected secondary state schools in the Limpopo Province, South Africa (n = 1878). Results: Of the respondents, 11.4% used smokeless tobacco (SLT), and 55.2% of SLT users also smoked cigarettes (dual users). Dual users were more likely to be vulnerable to depression, engage in binge drinking, smoke cannabis, and attend schools without rules against smoking. Conclusion: Dual tobacco use forms part of multiple-risk-taking behavior.
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Drinking, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Depression (Psychology), Blacks, Questionnaires, Secondary School Students, At Risk Persons, Eating Disorders, School Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa