Sustained Increased Consumption of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Marijuana among Manhattan Residents after September 11, 2001

David Vlahov, Sandro Galea, Jennifer Ahern, Heidi Resnick, Dean Kilpatrick

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    Abstract

    We compared reports of increased substance use in Manhattan 1 and 6 months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Data from 2 random-digit-dial surveys conducted i and 6 months after September 11 showed that 30.8% and 27.3% of respondents, respectively, reported increased use of cigarettes, alcohol, or marijuana. These sustained increases in substance use following the September 11 terrorist attacks suggest potential long-term health consequences as a result of disasters.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)253-254
    Number of pages2
    JournalAmerican journal of public health
    Volume94
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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