The association of alcohol consumption with tobacco use in black and white college students

Steven C. Ames, Susanna R. Stevens, Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Darrell R. Schroeder, Gebre Egziabher Kiros, Josephine Kershaw, Christi A. Patten, Jon O. Ebbert, Kenneth P. Offord

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This study explored the association of alcohol and tobacco use among college students. A survey was administered in 2004 to 2,189 Black and White students from the southeastern United States. The prevalence of alcohol and tobacco use, tobacco use characteristics according to level of alcohol consumed, and percentage of students using tobacco according to type of alcoholic beverages consumed were evaluated. The interaction of race and gender with alcohol and tobacco use was explored. Our findings extend prior investigations that have found alcohol use associated with smoking and suggest attention be paid to the relation of alcohol to other forms of tobacco. Racial and gender differences are highlighted. This study was funded by Mayo Clinic. The study's limitations were noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1230-1244
Number of pages15
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - May 2010


  • African Americans
  • Alcohol
  • College
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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