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Dual and Polytobacco Use After A Period of Enforced Tobacco Cessation

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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59 MDW

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Tobacco use remains a grave public health concern, with 14.0 of the United States population using cigarettes, 2.1 using smokeless tobacco, 1.0 using hookah, and 2.8 using e-cigarettes Wang et al., 2017. Prevalence is higher among military personnel for many of these products. In the Air Force, approximately 5.9 of Airmen called such regardless of sex or gender identity use cigarettes, 2.1 use smokeless tobacco, 2.2 use hookah, and 15.3 use electronic cigarettes e-cigarettes Little et al., under review. The military employs almost 3 million individuals Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC, 2019, and many service members continue their tobacco use in their civilian lives after separating from the military. Given the high prevalence of tobacco use among military personnel, understanding patterns of tobacco use is a public health priority.


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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]