Skip to main content

Alternative Tobacco Use among College Students: Who is at Highest Risk?

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Objective: To examines smoking status, substance use, sociodemographics, and psychosocial characteristics in relation to alternative tobacco use among college students. Methods: Current tobacco use (cigarettes, cigar-like products, hookah, chew, snus) and correlates (sociodemographics, sensation-seeking, attitudes toward tobacco and smokers, social factors) were assessed among students aged 18-25 at 6 Southeastern US colleges using an online survey. Results: Those who were younger, male, black, cigarette and marijuana users, and demonstrating at-risk psychosocial factors were at increased risk of alternative tobacco product use (p < .001). Among current smokers, never daily nondaily smokers were 3 times as likely as former daily non-daily smokers and daily smokers to use alternative tobacco products (p < .001). Conclusions: Important risk factors for alternative tobacco use included important sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics.

Keywords: ALTERNATIVE TOBACCO; FORMER-DAILY NONDAILY SMOKERS; NEVER-DAILY NONDAILY SMOKERS; YOUNG ADULTS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.38.2.3

Affiliations: 1: Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA 2: Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA. cjberg@emory.edu

Publication date: 2014-03-01

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more