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Kuwabara, Yuki Division of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB
Kinjo, Aya Division of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Fuji, Maya Division of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
Imamoto, Aya Division of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB
Osaki, Yoneatsu Division of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
McNeill, Ann National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London
Beckley-Hoelscher, Nicholas School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, King’s College London
Keywords
cigarette smoking
e-cigarettes
tobacco use
adolescents
smoking
heat-not-burn tobacco
heated tobacco product
Japan
tobacco control policies
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
noncombustible tobacco / nicotine products
harm reduction
Abstract
The impact of heated-tobacco-products (HTPs) and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) on youth is a controversial public health issue, as it is unknown whether alternative products result in more youth using such products or smoking. In Japan, e-cigarettes with nicotine are prohibited, but e-cigarettes without nicotine are available. HTPs are marketed as tobacco products. Within this unique context, we aimed to compare any conventional cigarette smokers (including those who also used alternative products) with exclusive users of alternative products and examine factors relating to their use in Japan. In 2017, 22,275 students in grades 7–9 (age 12–15) and 42,142 in grades 10–12 (age 15–18) nationwide were surveyed. Overall, 1.8% were current users of any of the three products over the last month. Multivariable analysis revealed that risk factors for alternative product use were the same as those for cigarette use. Among all users, exclusive new product users were more likely to participate in club activities and intend to continue to higher education; any conventional cigarette users (including those who also used alternative products) were more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke at home and to drink alcohol. Reducing adult smoking and disseminating health education remain relevant as strategies for preventing adolescents’ future tobacco use.
Publisher
MDPI
Content Type
Journal Article
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EISSN
16604601
Journal Title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Current Journal Title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Volume
17
Issue
9
Published Date
2020-05
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Text Version
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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Citation
Kuwabara Yuki, Kinjo Aya, Fujii Maya, et al. Comparing Factors Related to Any Conventional Cigarette Smokers, Exclusive New Alternative Product Users, and Non-Users among Japanese Youth: A Nationwide Survey. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17(9). doi:10.3390/ijerph17093128
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English
Web of Science Key ut
WOS:000535745400152