TABLE 2

Associations Between Tobacco Product Use Types and Key Characteristics Among US Current Smokers (Youth), NYTS 2012 (n = 2093)

CharacteristicsDual Use (Cigarettes and 1 Other Product)Polytobacco Use (Cigarettes and ≥2 Other Products)
Unadjusted RRRaRRRUnadjusted RRRaRRR
Age, y
 9–14REFREFREFREF
 15–171.69**0.961.160.78
 ≥182.32***1.351.76**1.20
Gender
 FemaleREFREFREFREF
 Male1.38*1.59*2.59***3.71***
Race/ethnicity
 White, non-HispanicREFREFREFREF
 Black, non-Hispanic1.46*1.270.41**0.23*
 Hispanic0.890.811.091.31
 Other, non-Hispanic (includes multiracial, non-Hispanic)1.010.700.820.68
Age first tried cigarette smoking, y
 <120.860.771.75***1.18
 ≥12REFREFREFREF
Live with someone who uses tobacco products
 NoREFREFREFREF
 Yes0.900.811.010.63*
Smoker type
 Daily1.451.213.08***1.62
 NondailyREFREFREFREF
Use flavored tobacco products
 NoREFREFREFREF
 Yes2.05***2.08**6.03***6.09***
Dependence (how soon after waking), min
 ≥30 REFREFREFREF
 <30 1.65**1.423.22***1.91*
Quit attempt
 NoREFREFREFREF
 Yes0.990.960.760.78
Agree that “all tobacco products are dangerous”
 NoREFREFREFREF
 Yes0.691.190.40***0.96
Think breathing smoke from tobacco products causes harm
 NoREFREFREFREF
 Yes0.770.730.55***0.58**
Receptivity (would ever use or wear something with tobacco company name on it)
 No (somewhat or very unlikely)REFREFREFREF
 Yes (very or somewhat likely)1.44**1.71**2.43***2.52***
Perceived prevalence (“Out of 10 students in your grade, how many do you think use other tobacco products?”
 NoneREFREFREFREF
 1–4 2.13*2.364.17***3.61*
 5–102.46*2.825.63***5.73*
  • RRRs for dual and polytobacco use are in reference to exclusive cigarette use.

  • * P < .05; ** P < .01; *** P < .001.