Cigarette Use and Vaping Among Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Adolescents Assigned Male at Birth: Patterns of Use and Associations with Demographic and Psychosocial Factors

Ashley Kraus*, David A. Moskowitz, Junye Ma, Kathryn Macapagal

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Abstract

Background: This study describedcigarette and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDs) use and theirdemographic and psychosocial correlates in a sample of sexual and genderminority (SGM) adolescents assigned male at birth. Methods: One-way ANOVA, multivariatelinear regression, and correlation analyses were conducted to examinecorrelates of cigarettes/ENDs use on 159 SGM adolescent users, ages 15–18. Results: Fifty-three percent of thesample used cigarettes/ENDs, with differences based on sexual orientation: bisexual, pansexual, and queer adolescentsused ENDs more than gay adolescents. White adolescents smoked more cigarettes thanadolescents of color, independent of ENDs use. Regarding psychosocialcorrelates, alcohol use and depression were associated with greater dailycigarette use, while sexual orientation identity was associated with greaterdaily ENDs use. Conclusions: This study characterizedfrequency and psychosocial correlates of cigarettes/ENDs use among SGMadolescents. Findings highlighted several risk factors for tobacco use and willinform future interventions for SGM adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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