Examining the use of tobacco on college campuses
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J. Am. Coll. Health
cigarettes; college students; smoking; RISK BEHAVIOR; POPULATION; STUDENTS; Education & Educational Research; Public, Environmental & Occupational; Health
The authors used the Health Risk Behavior Survey for University Students to assess the prevalence of tobacco use among undergraduates in the Florida state university system. They examined the relationships of gender, marital situation, and minority status to 6 smoking behaviors (tried cigarettes, smoked regularly, tried to quit smoking, age when first smoked regularly, number of cigarettes smoked in the last month, and number of days smoked in the past month). Findings suggested that White students were more likely than minority students to try cigarettes and women more likely than men to smoke regularly. Married students smoked mon regularly than others and a ere less likely than single students to have tried to quit smoking. The investigators suggested analyzing latent behaviors associated with smoking and called for a national meta-analysis of data from smoking studies to hip clinicians deal with student tobacco use.
Journal of American College Health
"Examining the use of tobacco on college campuses" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2752.