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17-06-2024 | Original Article

Single, Dual, and Poly Use of Tobacco Products, and Associated Factors Among Adults in 18 Global Adult Tobacco Survey Countries During 2015–2021

Authors: Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy, Kiran Acharya, N. RamakrishnaReddy

Published in: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

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Abstract

We report prevalence estimates of single, dual, and poly tobacco product use and the associated factors in 18 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) countries (2015–2021). We computed the number of tobacco products currently consumed (daily or non-daily) by survey participants using GATS microdata. County-level weighted prevalence rates of single, dual (any two), and poly (more than two) tobacco product users were calculated. Demographic, socioeconomic, and tobacco control-related factors associated with single, dual, and poly use were tested using multi-level multinomial regression analyses. Single (4.3–31.5%), dual(0.2–4.3%), and poly (0–0.8%) use varied across 18 countries. Smoke-free homes, knowledge about and exposure to information on the dangers of tobacco, and health warnings were associated with dual and poly use. Findings suggest the need for monitoring dual and poly use as new tobacco products emerge and provide leads to smoke-free policies and health promotion interventions to improve tobacco control.
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Metadata
Title
Single, Dual, and Poly Use of Tobacco Products, and Associated Factors Among Adults in 18 Global Adult Tobacco Survey Countries During 2015–2021
Authors
Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
Kiran Acharya
N. RamakrishnaReddy
Publication date
17-06-2024
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Print ISSN: 1557-1874
Electronic ISSN: 1557-1882
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-024-01340-x