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Yang, Bo; Nan, Xiaoli; Zhao, Xinyan – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of independent vs interdependent self-construal in non-smokers' responses to an anti-smoking message that focuses on either personal or relational consequences of smoking. Design/methodology/approach: Two web-based experimental studies were conducted among US college non-smokers. In the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Smoking, Attitude Measures, Attitude Change
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Zhao, Xiaoquan; Peterson, Emily B.; Oh, Kyeung Mi; Cai, Xiaomei – Health Education Research, 2019
First-generation Chinese and Korean male immigrants in the United States are at high risk for tobacco use. This study pilot-tested a graphic, native-language text-messaging intervention to promote smoking cessation among these groups. First-generation Chinese and Korean male immigrant smokers (N = 71) were recruited from the Washington DC area.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, Smoking
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Ra, Jin Suk; Cho, Yoon Hee – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
This study examined psychosocial factors influencing smoking intention in Korean male middle school students. We used a descriptive cross-sectional design, based on the biopsychosocial model, to analyze data from 309 male adolescents aged 14-16 years in middle school. Of the psychological factors examined, stress and risk-taking tendency were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Intention, Health Behavior, Males
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Nuzzo, Erin; Shensa, Ariel; Kim, Kevin H.; Fine, Michael J.; Barnett, Tracey E.; Cook, Robert; Primack, Brian A. – Health Education Research, 2013
Hookah tobacco smoking is increasing among US college students, including those who would not otherwise use tobacco. Part of hookah's appeal is attributed to the perception that hookah is less harmful than cigarettes. The aims of this study were to assess knowledge of harmful exposures associated with hookah smoking relative to cigarette smoking…
Descriptors: Smoking, Student Behavior, College Students, Health Behavior
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Seitz, Christopher M.; Shiplo, Samantha; Filippini, Taylor; Kabir, Zubair; Lennon, Jeffrey L.; Fowler, Donald – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (USDHHS) recommends that health material be written at or below a sixth-grade reading level to ensure readability. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the readability of online smoking cessation materials from several government and voluntary health organizations.…
Descriptors: Smoking, Web Sites, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Metzger, Aaron; Wakschlag, Lauren S.; Anderson, Ryan; Darfler, Anne; Price, Juliette; Flores, Zujeil; Mermelstein, Robin – Developmental Psychology, 2013
The present study examined smoking-specific and general parenting predictors of in vivo observed patterns of parent-adolescent discussion concerning adolescents' cigarette smoking experiences and associations between these observed patterns and 24-month longitudinal trajectories of teen cigarette smoking behavior (nonsmokers, current…
Descriptors: Smoking, Correlation, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles
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Bonell, Christopher; Shackleton, Nichola; Fletcher, Adam; Jamal, Farah; Allen, Elizabeth; Mathiot, Anne; Markham, Wolfgang; Aveyard, Paul; Viner, Russell – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: It has been suggested that students are healthier in schools where more students are committed to school. Previous research has examined this only using a proxy measure of value-added education (a measure of whether school-level attendance and attainment are higher than predicted by students' social profile), finding associations with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Smoking, Drinking
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Rowa-Dewar, Neneh; Rooke, Catriona; Amos, Amanda – Health Education Research, 2017
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are subject to considerable public health debate. Most public health experts agree that for smokers who find it particularly challenging to quit, e-cigarettes may reduce harm. E-cigarette use in the home may also reduce children's secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, although e-cigarette vapour may pose risks. This…
Descriptors: Smoking, Public Health, Qualitative Research, Risk
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Borland, Ron; Li, Lin; Balmford, James – Health Education Research, 2017
Commitments to goals are theorized to affect behavior change outcomes, but competing theories argue for hard to achieve goals and strategic sub-goals as optimum strategies for success. This study aimed to explore whether the nature of the goal affects smoking cessation outcomes. A total of 1043 participants in a randomized controlled trial of…
Descriptors: Smoking, Randomized Controlled Trials, Correlation, Addictive Behavior
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David, Nissim Ben; Zion, Uri Ben – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure the relative effect of relevant explanatory variable on smoking tendency and smoking intensity. Design/methodology/approach: Using survey data collected by the Israeli Bureau of Statistics in 2003-2004, a probit procedure is estimated for analyzing factors that affect the probability of being a…
Descriptors: Jews, Smoking, Foreign Countries, Probability
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Schwindt, Rhonda; Hudmon, Karen Suchanek; Knisely, Mitchell; Davis, Lorie; Pike, Caitlin – Journal of Drug Education, 2017
Persons with mental illness smoke at rates two to four times higher than do persons without mental illness and comprise 30.9% of the U.S. tobacco market. Given the prevalence of mental illness and the known detrimental effects of tobacco, concerted efforts are needed to promote the use of evidence-based treatment options. We conducted a systematic…
Descriptors: Smoking, Mental Disorders, Health Behavior, Incidence
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Sanchagrin, Kenneth; Heimer, Karen; Paik, Anthony – Youth & Society, 2017
Youths who have deviant and delinquent friends are more likely to engage in delinquency. Interestingly, most quantitative studies of the association between deviant peers and deviant behavior have assumed that all peer connections have similar effects. Yet, it is possible that peer influence may vary depending on the characteristics of peers.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Smoking, Delinquency
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Bountress, Kaitlin; Chassin, Laurie; Presson, Clark C.; Jackson, Corrie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Using participants from an 1-and-1/2-year longitudinal study of smoking socialization (N = 709), we examined peer smoking, and implicit and explicit attitudes on smoking initiation among initial nonsmoking adolescents. We also tested whether implicit and explicit attitudes mediated the effect of peer smoking on smoking initiation, and whether…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Smoking, Health Behavior, Longitudinal Studies
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Kim, Harris H.-S.; Chun, JongSerl – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: This study investigates the extent to which friendship network, family relations, and school context are related to adolescent cigarette smoking. Friendship network is measured in terms of delinquent peers; family relations in terms of parental supervision; and school environment in terms of objective (eg, antismoking policy) and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Smoking, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Asfar, Taghrid; Lee, David J.; Lam, Byron L.; Murchison, Ann P.; Mayro, Eileen L.; Owsley, Cynthia; McGwin, Gerald; Gower, Emily W.; Friedman, David S.; Saaddine, Jinan – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Smoking causes blindness-related diseases. Eye-care providers are uniquely positioned to help their patients quit smoking. Aims: Using a pre-/postevaluation design, this study evaluated a web-based training in smoking cessation counseling targeting eye-care providers. Method: The training was developed based on the 3A1R protocol:…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Smoking, Optometry, Allied Health Personnel
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