|Titre :||Facilitating adolescent smoking: who provides the cigarettes? (2009)|
|Auteurs :||M. M. WHITE ; E. A. GILPIN ; S. L. EMERY ; J. P. PIERCE|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||American Journal of Health Promotion (Vol.19, n°5, May/June 2009)|
|Article en page(s) :||355-360|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETABAC ; CIGARETTE ; ADOLESCENT ; DIFFUSION DES PRODUITS ; MINEUR ; ENQUETE ; AGE ; ACHAT
PURPOSE: Most adolescent smokers obtain cigarettes through social sources. We examine the extent to which cigarettes are provided by facilitators of legal age to purchase cigarettes.
DESIGN: Analyses of data from the 1999 California Tobacco Survey, a large population-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey, are reported.
SUBJECTS: Data were from a subset of 1239 adolescent (12-17 years) respondents who reported ever having smoked a cigarette. The response rate for all adolescents selected for interview was 75.5%.
MEASURES: We describe cigarette providers to adolescents in social (cigarettes given to the adolescent) and economic (someone else buys cigarettes for the adolescent) transactions by the reported facilitator's age.
RESULTS: Of the 82.2% ± 2.6% of adolescents who had ever smoked who usually obtained cigarettes from others, 21.6% ± 2.5% used economic transactions; most (60.6% ± 3.4%) were given cigarettes. The majority (73.3% ± 3.6%) of those relying on social sources were given cigarettes by someone = 21 years of age. Altogether, 80.8% ± 5.8% of facilitators in economic transactions were >= 18 years of age.
CONCLUSIONS: Until peer approval of smoking and sharing cigarettes and adult facilitation of adolescent smoking is reduced, it will be difficult to significantly reduce adolescents' access to cigarettes.
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Refs biblio. :||24|
|Affiliation :||Cancer Prevention and Control, Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA|