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J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jul;49(1):102-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.11.250. Epub 2011 Mar 12.

Bidi and hookah use among Canadian youth: an examination of data from the 2006 Canadian Youth Smoking Survey.

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Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.



To examine the prevalence and associated factors of bidi and hookah use among Canadian youth.


Data from 41,886 grade 7 to 12 youth were used to examine factors associated with bidi and hookah use.


Youth who are current or former cigarette smokers, have tried marijuana or alcohol, were more likely to use bidi or hookah.


Results suggest bidi and hookah use may be an emerging issue in tobacco control among youth. Findings also support an integrated approach where future prevention efforts should address multiple risk behaviors.

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