Association of cigarette smoking with drug use and risk taking behaviour in Irish teenagers.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198744
Title:
Association of cigarette smoking with drug use and risk taking behaviour in Irish teenagers.
Authors:
O'Cathail, S M; O'Connell, O J; Long, N; Morgan, M; Eustace, J A; Plant, B J; Hourihane, J O' B
Affiliation:
Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Cork University Hospital, University College Cork, Ireland. sean.m.ocathail@gmail.com
Citation:
Association of cigarette smoking with drug use and risk taking behaviour in Irish teenagers. 2011, 36 (5):547-50 Addict Behav
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Addictive behaviors
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198744
DOI:
10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.01.012
PubMed ID:
21315520
Abstract:
Cigarette smoking has been shown to act as a 'gateway' to cannabis use and further risk taking behaviours. This study aims to (1) establish the prevalence of cigarette smoking and cannabis use in Irish teenagers, (2) to quantify the strength and significance of the association of cigarette smoking and cannabis use and other high risk behaviours and (3) examine whether the above associations are independent of the extent of social networking.; Adolescent students across five urban, non-fee paying schools completed an abridged European schools survey project on alcohol and other drugs (ESPAD) questionnaire.; 370/417 (88.7%) students completed the questionnaire. 228 (61.6%) were female, 349 (94.3%) were aged 15-16 years. 48.4% of those surveyed had smoked tobacco at some stage in their lifetime, 18.1% in the last 30 days. 15.1% have used cannabis with 5.7% using it in the last 30 days. 29.6% of cigarette smokers have used cannabis in comparison to 1.6% of non-smokers. On multivariate analysis lifetime cigarette smoking status was independently associated with hard drug use, adjusted OR=6.0, p<0.01; soft drug use, adjusted OR=4.6, p<0.01 and high risk sex practises, adjusted OR=10.6, p<0.05.; Cigarette smoking prevalence remains high in Irish teenagers and is significantly associated with drug use and other risk taking behaviours. Specific teenage smoking cessation strategies need to be developed targeting these combined high risk health behaviours.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Marijuana Abuse; Prevalence; Questionnaires; Risk-Taking; Smoking; Social Behavior; Social Environment
ISSN:
1873-6327

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Cathail, S Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, O Jen
dc.contributor.authorLong, Nen
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Men
dc.contributor.authorEustace, J Aen
dc.contributor.authorPlant, B Jen
dc.contributor.authorHourihane, J O' Ben
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-22T15:38:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-22T15:38:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationAssociation of cigarette smoking with drug use and risk taking behaviour in Irish teenagers. 2011, 36 (5):547-50 Addict Behaven
dc.identifier.issn1873-6327-
dc.identifier.pmid21315520-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.01.012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198744-
dc.description.abstractCigarette smoking has been shown to act as a 'gateway' to cannabis use and further risk taking behaviours. This study aims to (1) establish the prevalence of cigarette smoking and cannabis use in Irish teenagers, (2) to quantify the strength and significance of the association of cigarette smoking and cannabis use and other high risk behaviours and (3) examine whether the above associations are independent of the extent of social networking.-
dc.description.abstractAdolescent students across five urban, non-fee paying schools completed an abridged European schools survey project on alcohol and other drugs (ESPAD) questionnaire.-
dc.description.abstract370/417 (88.7%) students completed the questionnaire. 228 (61.6%) were female, 349 (94.3%) were aged 15-16 years. 48.4% of those surveyed had smoked tobacco at some stage in their lifetime, 18.1% in the last 30 days. 15.1% have used cannabis with 5.7% using it in the last 30 days. 29.6% of cigarette smokers have used cannabis in comparison to 1.6% of non-smokers. On multivariate analysis lifetime cigarette smoking status was independently associated with hard drug use, adjusted OR=6.0, p<0.01; soft drug use, adjusted OR=4.6, p<0.01 and high risk sex practises, adjusted OR=10.6, p<0.05.-
dc.description.abstractCigarette smoking prevalence remains high in Irish teenagers and is significantly associated with drug use and other risk taking behaviours. Specific teenage smoking cessation strategies need to be developed targeting these combined high risk health behaviours.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavior-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMarijuana Abuse-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRisk-Taking-
dc.subject.meshSmoking-
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavior-
dc.subject.meshSocial Environment-
dc.titleAssociation of cigarette smoking with drug use and risk taking behaviour in Irish teenagers.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDept. of Respiratory Medicine, Cork University Hospital, University College Cork, Ireland. sean.m.ocathail@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalAddictive behaviorsen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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