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Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students.
Ann Behav Med 2008; 36(1):81-6AB

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Although waterpipe tobacco smoking seems to be increasing on U.S. university campuses, these data have come from convenience samples.

PURPOSE

We aimed to determine the prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among a random sample of students.

METHODS

We surveyed a random sample of graduate and undergraduate students at a large, urban university. We used multivariate modeling to determine independent associations between belief-related predictors and waterpipe tobacco smoking.

RESULTS

Of the 647 respondents, waterpipe smoking was reported in 40.5%, over the past year in 30.6%, and over the past 30 days in 9.5%. Over half of the sample (52.1%) perceived that tobacco smoking from a waterpipe was less addictive than cigarette smoking. In fully adjusted multivariate models, 1-year waterpipe smoking was associated with low perceived harm (OR = 2.54, 95% CI = 1.68, 3.83), low perceived addictiveness (OR = 4.64, 95% CI = 3.03, 7.10), perception of high social acceptability (OR = 20.00, 95% CI = 6.03, 66.30), and high perception of popularity (OR = 4.72, 95% CI = 2.85, 7.82).

CONCLUSIONS

In this sample, lifetime waterpipe use was as common as lifetime cigarette use. Perception of harm, perception of addictiveness, social acceptability, and popularity were all strongly related to waterpipe smoking.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. bprimack@pitt.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18719977

Citation

Primack, Brian A., et al. "Prevalence of and Associations With Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Among U.S. University Students." Annals of Behavioral Medicine : a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 36, no. 1, 2008, pp. 81-6.
Primack BA, Sidani J, Agarwal AA, et al. Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students. Ann Behav Med. 2008;36(1):81-6.
Primack, B. A., Sidani, J., Agarwal, A. A., Shadel, W. G., Donny, E. C., & Eissenberg, T. E. (2008). Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students. Annals of Behavioral Medicine : a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 36(1), pp. 81-6. doi:10.1007/s12160-008-9047-6.
Primack BA, et al. Prevalence of and Associations With Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Among U.S. University Students. Ann Behav Med. 2008;36(1):81-6. PubMed PMID: 18719977.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among U.S. university students. AU - Primack,Brian A, AU - Sidani,Jaime, AU - Agarwal,Aaron A, AU - Shadel,William G, AU - Donny,Eric C, AU - Eissenberg,Thomas E, Y1 - 2008/08/22/ PY - 2007/06/24/received PY - 2008/8/23/pubmed PY - 2009/2/20/medline PY - 2008/8/23/entrez SP - 81 EP - 6 JF - Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine JO - Ann Behav Med VL - 36 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Although waterpipe tobacco smoking seems to be increasing on U.S. university campuses, these data have come from convenience samples. PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the prevalence of and associations with waterpipe tobacco smoking among a random sample of students. METHODS: We surveyed a random sample of graduate and undergraduate students at a large, urban university. We used multivariate modeling to determine independent associations between belief-related predictors and waterpipe tobacco smoking. RESULTS: Of the 647 respondents, waterpipe smoking was reported in 40.5%, over the past year in 30.6%, and over the past 30 days in 9.5%. Over half of the sample (52.1%) perceived that tobacco smoking from a waterpipe was less addictive than cigarette smoking. In fully adjusted multivariate models, 1-year waterpipe smoking was associated with low perceived harm (OR = 2.54, 95% CI = 1.68, 3.83), low perceived addictiveness (OR = 4.64, 95% CI = 3.03, 7.10), perception of high social acceptability (OR = 20.00, 95% CI = 6.03, 66.30), and high perception of popularity (OR = 4.72, 95% CI = 2.85, 7.82). CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, lifetime waterpipe use was as common as lifetime cigarette use. Perception of harm, perception of addictiveness, social acceptability, and popularity were all strongly related to waterpipe smoking. SN - 1532-4796 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18719977/abstract/Prevalence_of_and_Associations_with_Waterpipe_Tobacco_Smoking_among_U_S__University_Students_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/abm/article-lookup/doi/10.1007/s12160-008-9047-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -