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The Mull Hypothesis: is cannabis use contributing to high tobacco use prevalence among young North Coast males? Volume 19 Issue 3-4

Eric K. van Beurden, Avigdor Zask, Megan Passey, Annie M. Kia

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 19(4) 72–74 Published online: 29 April 2008

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Eric K. van Beurden

Avigdor Zask

Megan Passey

Annie M. Kia


Men aged 25?34 years, in North Coast NSW, have higher documented smoking rates than elsewhere in the state. The present paper explores potential causes of elevated smoking rates in this population and proposes that tobacco dependence resulting from ?mulling’ (mixing) cannabis with tobacco may be contributing.