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ERIC Number: EJ785417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Middle School Students' Perceived Access to Cigarettes in Virginia
Speizer, Ilene S.; Bean, Melanie K.; Obando, Patricia; Fries, Elizabeth
American Journal of Health Behavior, v32 n4 p399-410 Jul-Aug 2008
Objective: To examine correlates of perceived access to cigarettes at home, school, and the store among youth. Methods: Virginia middle school youth were surveyed before beginning tobacco prevention programs. Multivariate analyses examined household smoking, peer smoking, and perceived community tobacco use for their relationship to perceived access at home, school, and the store. Results: Perceived access at home was associated with parent, sibling, and friend smoking. Perceived access at school and stores was associated with perceived peer and community smoking. Conclusions: Youth tobacco prevention programs should target the commercial and social sources of tobacco access to reduce experimentation, adoption, and addiction among youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia