Trends in Cannabis and Cigarette Use Among Parents With Children at Home: 2002 to 2015.

Summary:

This study investigated trends in cannabis use among parents with children at home in the United States and estimated changes in prevalence of any cannabis use and daily cannabis use among parents who identified as cigarette smokers and nonsmokers with children in the home from 2002 to 2015. Methodology: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is an annual, nationally representative, cross-sectional study conducted in the United States. Using logistic regression models, associations between cigarette smoking and any past-month and daily past-month cannabis use among parents with children in the home from 2002 to 2015 were estimated. Moderation of these associations by demographics and trends over time was examined. The study concluded that efforts to decrease secondhand smoke exposure via cigarette smoking cessation may be complicated by increases in cannabis use. Educating parents about secondhand cannabis smoke exposure should be integrated into public education programs on secondhand tobacco smoke exposure.

Citation: Goodwin RD, Cheslack-Postava K, Santoscoy S, Bakoyiannis N, Hasin DS, Collins BN, Lepore SJ, Wall MM. Trends in Cannabis and Cigarette Use Among Parents With Children at Home: 2002 to 2015. Pediatrics May 2018, e20173506; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-3506. Link to Article>>