Factors associated with small cigar use among college students

Kymberle Sterling, Carla J. Berg, Akilah N. Thomas, Stanton A. Glantz, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-333
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Cigarillos
  • Cigars
  • Little cigars
  • Small cigars
  • Young adults

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    Sterling, K., Berg, C. J., Thomas, A. N., Glantz, S. A., & Ahluwalia, J. S. (2013). Factors associated with small cigar use among college students. American journal of health behavior, 37(3), 325-333. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.37.3.5