The purpose of this study was to identify variables associated with waterpipe smoking in college students using the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA). Of the sample (N = 104), 50% had ever smoked a waterpipe, while 43% reported ever smoking a cigarette. Examined individually, intention, attitudes, and subjective norms were each significantly associated with waterpipe smoking controlling for demographics and tobacco use. When the variables were entered into the model simultaneously, the overall model was significant, with an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) of 0.869, indicating the model has good to excellent discrimination between smokers and nonsmokers. Attitude remained significantly associated with future waterpipe smoking.
D. Noonan, G. Yan, P. Kulbok
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse