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Table 3 Introduction to tobacco use and reasons for its use

From: Tobacco use amongst out of school adolescents in a Local Government Area in Nigeria

Variable n %
Introduction to tobacco use (N = 25)   
Friends 18 72
Relatives 5 20
Casual contacts 2 8
Reasons for tobacco use   
Ever use (N = 44)   
To feel high and bold 16 36.4
My friends are using it 10 22.7
To sleep 6 13.6
*Others 12 27.3
Current use (N = 25)   
To feel high and bold 11 44.0
My friends are using it 4 16.0
To stay cool 4 16.0
**Others 6 24.0
  1. *To keep awake, to stay cool, to lessen hunger, to take pain away
  2. **Takes my pain away, to sleep, to stay awake