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Int J Public Health. 2016 Mar;61(2):199-207. doi: 10.1007/s00038-015-0774-8. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

Use of electronic cigarettes and alternative tobacco products among Romanian adolescents.

Author information

1
Department of Hygiene, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureş, Târgu Mureş, Romania. valentin.nadasan@umftgm.ro.
2
Social Sciences and Health Policy, Cancer Prevention and Control, Wake Forest University Medical School, NC, USA.
3
Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
4
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.
5
Department of Pulmonology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara, Romania.
6
Department of Hygiene, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureş, Târgu Mureş, Romania.
7
Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To assess socio-demographic and smoking-related correlates of e-cigarette and alternative tobacco products (ATPs) use in a multi-ethnic group of adolescents in Tîrgu Mures, Romania.

METHODS:

The cross-sectional study included 1835 high school students from Tirgu Mures, Romania. Socio-demographic variables and data about smoking and e-cigarettes and ATP use were collected using an online questionnaire. Chi-square tests or one-way ANOVA were applied to compare never smokers, non-current smokers, and current smokers. Multiple logistic regression was conducted to determine the correlates of e-cigarettes and ATP use.

RESULTS:

The most frequently tried non-cigarette nicotine and tobacco products were e-cigarette (38.5 %), cigar (31.4 %) and waterpipe (21.1 %). Ever trying and current use of cigarettes were the most important correlates of e-cigarette and ATPs use. Sex, ethnicity, sensation seeking and perceived peer smoking were correlates of several ATPs use.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results of this study may inform the development of tailored tobacco control programs.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; Alternative tobacco products; Correlates; Electronic cigarette; Romania

PMID:
26729271
PMCID:
PMC4808391
[Available on 2017-03-01]
DOI:
10.1007/s00038-015-0774-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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