ERIC Number: EJ672344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Smoking Attitudes and Practices among Low-Income African Americans: Qualitative Assessment of Contributing Factors.
Beech, Bettina M.; Scarinci, Isabel C.
American Journal of Health Promotion, v17 n4 p240-48 Mar-Apr 2003
Qualitatively examined sociocultural factors associated with smoking attitudes and practices among low-income, African American young adults smokers and nonsmokers. Focus group data indicated that specific contextual and familial factors contributed to smoking initiation, maintenance, and cessation (e.g., strong parental discipline, limited financial resources, and perception of being minimally influenced by peer pressure). Stress was the most frequently mentioned factors that reinforced smoking. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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