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Longitudinal Associations of Substance Use Risk Profiles with the Use of Alternative Tobacco Products and Conventional Smoking among Adolescents

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Academic Collaborative Centre for Public Health Brabant, Department Tranzo, Tilburg University, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
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National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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Academic Collaborative Centre for Public Health Limburg, Public Health Service South Limburg (GGD ZL), 6400 AA Geleen, The Netherlands
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Department of Health Services Research, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, 6211 LK Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Academic Editors: Michael Stephen Dunbar and Joan S. Tucker
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13248; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413248
Received: 26 October 2021 / Revised: 3 December 2021 / Accepted: 8 December 2021 / Published: 16 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Trends in Combustible Tobacco and Vaping Product Use)
Although personality is associated with the onset of substance use (i.e., conventional smoking, alcohol use, and cannabis use) during adolescence, it is unclear whether personality traits are also associated with the onset of use of alternative tobacco products (ATPs), i.e., electronic cigarettes, shisha-pens, and water pipes. This study examines whether personality traits are associated with the onset of use of both conventional cigarettes and ATPs. Longitudinal data (baseline and 18-month follow-up) were used. The sample consisted of 1114 non-user adolescents (mean age = 13.36, SD = 0.93, 56% female) at baseline. To measure personality traits, the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale was used with four subscales: anxiety sensitivity, hopelessness, sensation seeking, and impulsivity. Structural equation models were conducted using Mplus 7.3. Results showed that both hopelessness and sensation seeking were associated with the onset of use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes. Further, sensation seeking and impulsivity were associated with the onset of use of shisha-pens and water pipes. In conclusion, to prevent adolescents from using ATPs and/or conventional cigarettes, it is important to take their personality traits into account. More research on other (shared) risk factors and on more advanced stages of ATP use is needed before effective prevention strategies can be developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: tobacco use; conventional smoking; e-cigarette; shisha-pen; water pipe; personality traits; adolescents tobacco use; conventional smoking; e-cigarette; shisha-pen; water pipe; personality traits; adolescents
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Hiemstra, M.; Rozema, A.; Jansen, M.; van Oers, H.; Mathijssen, J. Longitudinal Associations of Substance Use Risk Profiles with the Use of Alternative Tobacco Products and Conventional Smoking among Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 13248. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413248

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Hiemstra M, Rozema A, Jansen M, van Oers H, Mathijssen J. Longitudinal Associations of Substance Use Risk Profiles with the Use of Alternative Tobacco Products and Conventional Smoking among Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(24):13248. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413248

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Hiemstra, Marieke, Andrea Rozema, Maria Jansen, Hans van Oers, and Jolanda Mathijssen. 2021. "Longitudinal Associations of Substance Use Risk Profiles with the Use of Alternative Tobacco Products and Conventional Smoking among Adolescents" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 24: 13248. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413248

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