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Titolo:
Cigarette use by college students in smoke-free housing - Results of a national study
Autore:
Wechsler, H; Lee, JE; Rigotti, NA;
Indirizzi:
Harvard Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Hlth & Social Behav, Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvard Univ Boston MA USA 02115 lth & Social Behav, Boston, MA 02115 USA Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Dept Med, Tobacco Res & Treatment Ctr, Div Gen Med, Boston, MA 02114 USA Massachusetts Gen Hosp Boston MA USA 02114 Gen Med, Boston, MA 02114 USA Harvard Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA USA Harvard Univ Boston MA USAHarvard Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA USA
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 20, anno: 2001,
pagine: 202 - 207
SICI:
0749-3797(200104)20:3<202:CUBCSI>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ALCOHOL-USE; CONSEQUENCES; DRINKING;
Keywords:
housing; primary prevention; tobacco smoke pollution; smoking; students; tobacco; universities;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
17
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Wechsler, H Harvard Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Hlth & Social Behav, 677 Huntington Ave,Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvard Univ 677 Huntington Ave Boston MA USA 02115 02115 USA
Citazione:
H. Wechsler et al., "Cigarette use by college students in smoke-free housing - Results of a national study", AM J PREV M, 20(3), 2001, pp. 202-207

Abstract

Background: Cigarette-smoking rates have increased in recent years among college students. Smoke-free residences offer a possible means of reducing or preventing smoking. However, their use has as vet not been evaluated. This paper examines whether students residing in smoke-free residences are less likely to smoke cigarettes than students in other campus residences, and if such lower rates apply to all types of students and colleges. Methods: The Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study surveyed a nationally representative sample of college students at 128 U.S. 4-yearcolleges regarding tobacco use and related behaviors in the spring of 1999. The responses of students living in smoke-free and unrestricted residences at 101 campuses were compared. Results: Current smoking prevalence was significantly lower among residents of smoke-free housing (21.0%) as compared with residents of unrestricted housing (30.6%, p<0.0001). The lower rate of current cigarette use was consistent with all types of student and college characteristics with few exceptions. Current cigarette use was significantly lower for those living in smoke-free housing than for residents of unrestricted housing among students who were not regular smokers before age 19 (10% vs 16.9%, p<0.0001), but not among students who smoked regularly before age 19. Conclusions: Smoke-free residences may help protect those students who were not regular smokers in high school from smoking in college. However, the difference in smoking rates may be due to self-selection of students into smoke-free residences. Since smoke-free options also protect students fr-om secondhand smoke and dormitory fires, colleges should provide these types of residences for all students who request them, and should also encourage others to choose them.

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