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Am J Health Behav. 2013 May;37(3):325-33. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.3.5.

Factors associated with small cigar use among college students.

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  • 1Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA. ksterling@gsu.edu

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.

PMID:
23985179
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PMCID:
PMC3757522
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