Factors Associated With Small Cigar Use Among College Students
Abstract:Objective: To assess small cigar use among college students in the southeastern United States. Methods: Data from a 2010 online survey were analyzed to examine small cigar smoking and its sociodemographic and psychosocial correlates among 4388 college students, aged 18-30. Results: Small cigar users were more likely to be younger, male, black, and current cigarette, cigar, hookah, or marijuana smokers (p's < .05). They reported lower perceived harm of smoking and greater sensation seeking and perceived stress. Menthol cigarette smokers were more likely to smoke small cigars. Conclusions: Small cigar use and the co-occurrence of other tobacco and substance use should be addressed among college students.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA;, Email: email@example.com 2: Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 3: Department of Medicine and Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 4: Department of Medicine, Masonic Cancer Center, Center for Health Equity, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Publication date: May 1, 2013
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