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Prevalence and characteristics of flavoured tobacco use among students in grades 10 through 12: a national cross-sectional study in Canada, 2012–2013

Overview of attention for article published in Tobacco Induced Diseases, March 2017
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Title
Prevalence and characteristics of flavoured tobacco use among students in grades 10 through 12: a national cross-sectional study in Canada, 2012–2013
Published in
Tobacco Induced Diseases, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12971-017-0124-0
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Authors

Yelena Bird, Jennifer May, Chijioke Nwankwo, Razi Mahmood, John Moraros

Abstract

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada and the world. Despite documented decreases in the prevalence of smoking in Canada, increases in flavoured tobacco use by its youth poses a serious public health concern. This study examined the prevalence and characteristics of flavoured tobacco use among a national sample of Canadian students in grades 10 through 12. This study used a cross-sectional design on a nationally generalizable, school-based, Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), 2012-2013. It incorporated data from a representative sample of 19,979 students in grades 10-12 from across Canada. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were used to examine differences in flavoured tobacco use (menthol cigarettes, flavoured little cigar or cigarillo, flavoured cigar, flavoured tobacco in water pipe [hookah]) by demographic (sex, grade and ethnicity) and social characteristics (friends, siblings, parents/guardians who are smokers and weekly personal spending money). This study found that 14.8% of the participating students used flavoured tobacco in the past 30-days. Results of the logistic regression analysis show that flavoured tobacco use was significantly higher among male students [(OR = 1.63; 95% CI = 1.36-1.95)], who had at least one friend or sibling who smoke [(OR = 2.20; CI = 1.62 to 2.99) and (OR = 1.51; CI = 1.22 to 1.88), respectively] and who received greater than $20/week in personal spending money [(OR = 1.76; CI = 1.26 to 2.45)]. The results of our study indicate that flavoured tobacco use is a growing public health concern and has a strong appeal among youth in Canada. This is a particularly troubling finding, especially in light of the fact that there is a national ban on certain flavoured tobacco products. To be effective, strategies specifically tailored for youth using flavoured tobacco would require appropriate educational/prevention initiatives, more comprehensive legislation and better regulatory mechanisms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 22%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Master 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 6%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 7 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 16%
Environmental Science 3 9%
Psychology 3 9%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 10 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 February 2018.
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#3,966,080
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Outputs from Tobacco Induced Diseases
#60
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Outputs of similar age
#94,428
of 262,431 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Tobacco Induced Diseases
#2
of 6 outputs
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