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Kanamori, Mariano; Beck, Kenneth H.; Carter-Pokras, Olivia – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Around 10% of adolescent students under 18 years have current asthma. Asthmatic adolescents smoke as much or more than non-asthmatic adolescents. We explored the association between exposure to mass media and social networks' influence with asthmatic student smoking, and variations of these exposures by sex. Methods: This study…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Smoking, Diseases, Middle School Students
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Wallen, Jacqueline; Randolph, Suzanne; Carter-Pokras, Olivia; Feldman, Robert; Kanamori-Nishimura, Mariano – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Background: African Americans are disproportionately exposed to and targeted by prosmoking advertisements, particularly menthol cigarette ads. Though African Americans begin smoking later than whites, they are less likely to quit smoking than whites. Purpose: This study was designed to explore African American smoking cessation attitudes,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention