How Girls and Boys Get Tobacco: Adults and Other Sources

Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.
Journal of Adolescent Health (Impact Factor: 3.61). 09/2009; 45(2):208-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.02.010
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This study of current tobacco users from the 2005 Virginia Youth Tobacco Survey (N = 426) finds that girls were significantly more likely to receive cigarettes for free, particularly from adults, and were also more likely to receive cigars or cigarillos for free, but were more likely to buy smokeless tobacco from a store compared to boys.

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