Waterpipe use predicts progression to regular cigarette smoking among Danish youth

P. D. Jensen, R. Cortes, G. Engholm, S. Kremers, M. Gislum

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Abstract

Waterpipe smoking among Danish, Swedish, and German youth is increasing dramatically, indicating the emergence of a new health threat. This study assessed the association between waterpipe smoking and progression to regular cigarette smoking among Danish continuation school students during 2004-2005. All participants (N = 762) had smoked cigarettes on a nonregular basis at baseline. Among boys, waterpipe smoking frequency was predictive of being a regular cigarette smoker at follow-up eight months later. Further research should examine waterpipe smoking as a potential predictor of cigarette smoking. The study's limitations are noted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1261
Number of pages17
JournalSubstance Use & Misuse
Volume45
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • waterpipe smoking
  • cigarette progression
  • addiction
  • youth
  • TOBACCO USE
  • UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS
  • ADOLESCENT SMOKING
  • HUBBLE-BUBBLE
  • PIPE SMOKING
  • CANCER
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY

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