TITLE

A PRELIMINARY AWARENESS STUDY OF TOBACCO ISSUES AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Matthew Lee; Applegate, Trent; Dong-Chul Seo
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p238
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to collect preliminary awareness and opinion data from students at a large Midwestern university regarding personal tobacco use, patronage to smoke-free establishments, and support for policies and ordinances prohibiting the use of tobacco on university grounds. Results of logistic regression analyses indicated gender and smoking status to be significant predictors for perceived impact of the smoking ordinance on respondents' patronage to local establishments. Additionally, gender, age, and smoking status were found to be significant predictors for respondents' advocacy for a tobacco-free campus. This descriptive study may be instrumental in the creation of future studies that investigate issues surrounding tobacco use and the implementation of tobacco-free ordinances.
ACCESSION #
25219338

 

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