Associations between bar patron alcohol intoxication and tobacco smoking

Matthew E. Rossheim, Dennis L. Thombs, Ryan J. O'Mara, Nicholas Bastian, Sumihiro Suzuki

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Objective: To examine the event-specific relationship between alcohol intoxication and nighttime tobacco smoking among college bar patrons. Methods: In this secondary analysis of existing data, we examined event-specific associations between self-report measures of tobacco smoking and breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) readings obtained from 424 patrons exiting on-premise drinking establishments. Results: In a multivariable logistic regression analysis, acute alcohol intoxication was positively associated with same-night incidents of smoking tobacco, adjusting for the effects of established smoking practices and other potential confounders. Conclusions: This investigation is the first known study using data collected in an on-premise drinking setting to link alcohol intoxication to specific incidents of tobacco smoking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-799
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Alcohol intoxication
  • College bar
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco


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