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Associations Between Bar Patron Alcohol Intoxication and Tobacco Smoking

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Objective: To examine the event-specific relationship between alcohol intoxication and nighttime tobacco smoking among college bar patrons. Methods: In this secondary analysis of existing data, we examined event-specific associations between self-report measures of tobacco smoking and breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) readings obtained from 424 patrons exiting on-premise drinking establishments. Results: In a multivariable logistic regression analysis, acute alcohol intoxication was positively associated with same-night incidents of smoking tobacco, adjusting for the effects of established smoking practices and other potential confounders. Conclusions: This investigation is the first known study using data collected in an on-premise drinking setting to link alcohol intoxication to specific incidents of tobacco smoking.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Fort Worth, TX, USA. [email protected] 2: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Fort Worth, TX, USA 3: Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA 4: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Biostatistics, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Publication date: November 1, 2013

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