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J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Jun;37(6):403-10.

Prevalence of spit tobacco use and health effects awareness in baseball coaches.

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North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To assess spit tobacco usage and knowledge of health effects in baseball coaches.

METHODS:

Participants (N = 509) were affiliated with the American Baseball Coaches Association and completed a Web-based survey.

RESULTS:

Data was ascertained in spit tobacco use, health effects, and possible intervention areas.

CONCLUSIONS:

The prevalence of use in respondents was 18.5 percent. The authors feel that the coaching profession is a fertile environment to decrease spit tobacco use in adolescents through positive role modeling and appropriate intervention techniques.

PMID:
19831017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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