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Longitudinal precursors of young adult light smoking among African Americans and Puerto Ricans.

Authors
  • Fagan, Pebbles1
  • Brook, Judith S
  • Rubenstone, Elizabeth
  • Zhang, Chenshu
  • Brook, David W
  • 1 Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Populations Sciences, National Cancer Institute/NIH, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-7337, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2009
Volume
11
Issue
2
Pages
139–147
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntp009
PMID: 19251769
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Findings highlight the longitudinal pathways to light smoking among African Americans and Puerto Ricans. The results suggest that effective prevention and cessation programs must address peer and parental social influences, perceived discrimination, and especially, emotional and behavioral problems in late adolescence to reduce light smoking among late adolescents and young adults in these racial/ethnic groups.

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