High Cigarette and Poly-Tobacco Use among Workers in a Dusty Industry

New Jersey Quarry Workers

Judith Graber, Karen Worthington, Kirsten S. Almberg, Qingyu Meng, Cecile S. Rose, Robert A. Cohen

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Objective: Tobacco use is high among US extraction and construction workers, who can also incur occupational dust exposure. Information on different types of tobacco use among quarry/mine workers is sparse. Methods: During mandated training sessions, New Jersey quarry workers were surveyed about their tobacco use. Prevalence was calculated for single and multiple tobacco use by demographic and workplace characteristics; logistic regression was used to assess associations with smoking. Results: Two hundred forty (97.1%) workers completed surveys. Among respondents, 41.7% [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 35.4 to 48.3] currently used any tobacco product of whom 28.1% smoked cigarettes. In multivariate analysis, positive associations with smoking included working as a contractor versus mine employee (odds ratio 2.32, 95% CI 1.01 to 5.36) and a usual job title of maintenance (odds ratio 2.02, 95% CI 0.87 to 4.94). Conclusion: Industry-specific information may be helpful in developing targeted tobacco-cessation programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e133-e139
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Tobacco Use
Tobacco Products
Industry
Confidence Intervals
Smoking
Odds Ratio
Tobacco Use Cessation
Occupational Exposure
Dust
Workplace
Multivariate Analysis
Logistic Models
Maintenance
Demography
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Graber, Judith ; Worthington, Karen ; Almberg, Kirsten S. ; Meng, Qingyu ; Rose, Cecile S. ; Cohen, Robert A. / High Cigarette and Poly-Tobacco Use among Workers in a Dusty Industry : New Jersey Quarry Workers. In: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. e133-e139.
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