Cigarettes and little cigars and cigarillos LCCs are the most prevalent dual-use tobacco combination; one-third of cigarette smokers use LCCs. Risk factors for multiple tobacco product use have been reported; however, there is little understanding of why some individuals transition to and maintain multiple product use. In this study, we examine narratives of tobacco product initiation and decision-making among LCC-only and LCC-cigarette smokers. We audio-recorded in-depth interviews with 60 individuals, aged 14—28, who reported smoking more than or equal to 1 cigarillo per week; half also smoked cigarettes.
Academic journal article Communication Studies. With this growing popularity of cigar smoking in America, public health officials have been earnestly trying to convince the public that this seemingly benign fad carries with it many of the dangers associated with cigarette use. Nonetheless, millions of cigar smokers continue to light up, seemingly impervious to the threats of cancer, emphysema, and death. While a myriad of methods and approaches have been adopted to understand why such prevention efforts have been unsuccessful, a textual analysis of Cigar Aficionado-America's leading cigar magazine--provides some overlooked explanations into the role played by one mainstream commercial periodical. Consequently, it is the purpose of this paper to examine Cigar Aficionado's use of a progressive conspiratorial storyline designed to discredit anti-smoking advocates and their messages.
Our good friend and Leatherati contributor Race Bannon recently ruminated on the topic of cigars on his blog bannon. I just returned from a week of socializing and play in Chicago at the International Mr. Leather IML weekend. What a great time.