Project dates: March 2014 - February 2016
Principal Investigator: Carroll W
Within New York City, the prevalence of cigarette smoking has steadily decreased over the last decade, while the prevalence of use of alternative tobacco products (hookah, electronic cigarettes) has risen alarmingly. To understand factors associated with these changes, a survey of nearly 3,000 CUNY students will be conducted. The survey, a partnership among NYU, CUNY and the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, focused on how people obtain and share information on tobacco products, as well as what products people currently use and what they intend to use in the near future. Two additional waves of follow-up surveys will supplement the initial cross-sectional data with information on changes over time.