توجه ! این یک نسخه آرشیو شده میباشد و در این حالت شما عکسی را مشاهده نمیکنید برای مشاهده کامل متن و عکسها بر روی لینک مقابل کلیک کنید : Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among U.S. Young Adults

محمد بهبهانی
04-10-2013, 03:02 PM
Background: Passage of the U.S. Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009 led
to a ban on the sale of flavored cigarettes, largely because of studies showing targeting of these
products to youth and young adults. There are no current restrictions on the marketing or sale of
noncigarette or new nontraditional smokeless tobacco products (such as snus and dissolvable
products), which are available in more than 45 flavors.
Purpose: To determine the prevalence of flavored tobacco use, dual use of flavored and menthol
tobacco products, and sociodemographic predictors of flavored tobacco product use in young adults
aged 18–34 years (N4196).
Methods: The current study utilizes data from Legacy’s Young Adult Cohort Study, a nationally
representative sample collected in January 2012. Data were analyzed using Stata IC 11.0 in June 2012.
Results: Overall, 18.5% of tobacco users report using flavored products, and dual use of menthol
and flavored product use ranged from 1% (nicotine products) to 72% (chewing tobacco). In a
multivariable model controlling for menthol use, younger adults were more likely to use flavored
tobacco products (OR1.89, 95% CI1.14, 3.11), and those with a high school education had
decreased use of flavored products (OR0.56; 95% CI0.32, 0.97).
Conclusions: Differences in use may be due to the continued targeted advertising of flavored
products to young adults and minorities. Those most likely to use flavored products are also those
most at risk of developing established tobacco-use patterns that persist through their lifetime.
(Am J Prev Med 2013;44(4):388 –391) © 2013 American Journal of Preventive Medicine