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Use of smokeless tobacco is a risk factor for cigarette smoking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18058351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study assessed the risk of smoking uptake over 2 years in adolescent boys (in grades 7 and 9) who had used smokeless tobacco (ST). We used logistic regression to determine whether the odds of adolescent boys taking up regular smoking over a period of 2 years were greater among initial nonsmokers who used ST, compared with nonusers of ST, after accounting for six well-established predictors of smoking. Initiation of weekly smoking 2 years after baseline was associated with ST use at baseline, even after including dichotomous measures of parent, sibling, or close friend smoking; low academic grades; 30-day alcohol use; and a scale measure of deviant behavior. With these other predictors included in the model, the odds ratio for the association of ST use with weekly smoking after 2 years was strong and significant (OR = 2.55, 95% CI 1.45-4.47, p<.001). The use of ST in the 7th and 9th grades is a significant risk factor for subsequent smoking even when controlling for other factors.
Authors:
Herbert H Severson; Kathleen K Forrester; Anthony Biglan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1462-2203     ISO Abbreviation:  Nicotine Tob. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-03-06     Revised Date:  2013-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815751     Medline TA:  Nicotine Tob Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1331-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR 97403, USA. herb@ori.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior* / psychology
Causality
Confidence Intervals
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Odds Ratio
Oregon / epidemiology
Peer Group*
Questionnaires
Risk Assessment
Smoking / epidemiology*
Tobacco Use Disorder / epidemiology
Tobacco, Smokeless*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
CA84225/CA/NCI NIH HHS; CA86169/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA084225/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA086169/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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