Dual Use of Smokeless Tobacco or E-Cigarettes With Cigarettes and Cessation

Am J Health Behav. 2015 Mar;39(2):277-84. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.39.2.14.

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate predictors of dual use of cigarettes with smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes.

Methods: Adult smokers (N = 1324) completed online cross-sectional surveys. Logistic regression evaluated predictors of dual use and cigarette quit attempts.

Results: Smokeless tobacco dual use was associated with past attempts to quit smoking by switching to smokeless products. E-cigarette dual use was associated with using stop-smoking medication and strong anti-tobacco industry attitudes. Ever use of stop-smoking medication was associated with quit attempts among dual e-cigarette users and cigarette-only users.

Conclusions: Dual users are more likely than cigarette-only users to endorse certain cessation-related attitudes and behaviors. This may provide an opportunity for clinicians or others to discuss evidence-based strategies for smoking cessation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Smoking / psychology*
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Tobacco Products / statistics & numerical data*
  • Tobacco, Smokeless / statistics & numerical data
  • Young Adult