Patterns of smokeless tobacco use in a population of high school students.

Abstract:

:We assessed the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use by 901 high school students in two Arkansas communities, and identified factors associated with initiation and maintenance. Results showed that 36.7 per cent of males and 2.2 per cent of females currently used smokeless tobacco. Modal responses indicated that if smokeless tobacco was used at all, it was used with frequency on an almost daily basis. Health professionals need to monitor this phenomenon closely and take appropriate preventive actions.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Marty PJ,McDermott RJ,Williams T

doi

10.2105/ajph.76.2.190

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1986-02-01 00:00:00

pages

190-2

issue

2

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

journal_volume

76

pub_type

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