14 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in tobacco use-related surveillance and epidemiological research.

The authors of this study, published in the Journal of LGBT Health Research, recommned that all research on tobacco use should incorporate information about sexual orientation and gender identity.The article is also a great review of the research related to smoking in the LGBT population and the complex reasons that make this population have a […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The relative importance of social versus commercial sources in youth access to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs

The relative importance of social versus commercial sources in youth access to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs

BACKGROUND: Youth substance use began to increase in 1992 following a decade-long decline, leading to increased interest in controlling access to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. METHODS: The anonymous and voluntary Minnesota Student Survey was administered to 133,794 public school students in grades 6, 9, and 12. Questions addressed current frequency of use of tobacco, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Inter-ethnic differences in youth tobacco language and cigarette brand preferences

Inter-ethnic differences in youth tobacco language and cigarette brand preferences

OBJECTIVE: To describe and understand variations in cigarette brand preferences between adolescents from varying ethnic and gender groups around the US. DESIGN: A qualitative study where adolescents, both smokers and nonsmokers, were interviewed individually in depth. SETTING: Schools and recreation centers in four sites: urban Maryland (Baltimore), urban Texas (Houston), rural Alabama and rural New […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Social imagery, tobacco independence, and the truthsm campaign

Social imagery, tobacco independence, and the truthsm campaign

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated relationships among exposure to the truthsm campaign, differences in social imagery about not smoking and related measures, and smoking behavior. We asked, “How does truthsm work? Through what psychological mechanisms does it affect smoking behavior?” We developed a framework to explain how receptivity to truthsm ads might influence youth cognitive states […]

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