publication . Article . 2009

Cannabis and tobacco use: where are the boundaries? A qualitative study on cannabis consumption modes among adolescents

Akre, Christina; Michaud, Pierre-André; Berchtold, André; Suris, Joan-Carles;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Jun 2009
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to identify tobacco and cannabis co-consumptions and consumers' perceptions of each substance. A qualitative research including 22 youths (14 males) aged 15-21 years in seven individual interviews and five focus groups. Discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim and transferred to Atlas.ti software for narrative analysis. The main consumption mode is cannabis cigarettes which always mix cannabis and tobacco. Participants perceive cannabis much more positively than tobacco, which is considered unnatural, harmful and addictive. Future consumption forecasts thus more often exclude tobacco smoking than cannabis consumption. A subs...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Education, Focus group, Health education, Addictive behavior, medicine.disease, medicine, Qualitative research, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Substance abuse, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Cannabis, biology.organism_classification, biology, Drug education, Social psychology, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2009

Cannabis and tobacco use: where are the boundaries? A qualitative study on cannabis consumption modes among adolescents

Akre, Christina; Michaud, Pierre-André; Berchtold, André; Suris, Joan-Carles;