Tobacco & Nicotine
- Younger age of initiating cigar smoking is associated with greater nicotine dependence and current use. Age of initiating cigarette smoking has increased over time, whereas trends in age of initiating cigar smoking remain understudied. These trends were examined by race/ethnicity, by education, and at their intersection.
- Racial/ethnic minorities have a higher prevalence of past 30–day cigar smoking than White, non-Hispanics. Little is known, however, about racial/ethnic differences in advanced cigar-smoking patterns by cigar types. This research explores whether cigar-smoking patterns differ by race/ethnicity and cigar types.
- The purpose of this study is to examine adolescent perceptions of harms and benefits associated with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and their associations with use.
- Although prevalence of youth e-cigarette use has increased dramatically, little is known about e-cigarette use among youth with asthma and how it differs by metropolitan status. This study assessed the prevalence of e-cigarette use among youth by asthma and metropolitan status and examined the associations between e-cigarette use, susceptibility to cigarette smoking, and asthma attack.
- Previous cross-sectional studies found that positive beliefs about electronic nicotine delivery systems (commonly known as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes) were associated with use of these products. However, the prospective association between these beliefs and subsequent use of e-cigarettes is unclear.
- Young adults have the highest rate of smoking among any age group.
- Taft–Hartley Health and Welfare Funds (“funds”) administer health insurance plans that cover approximately nine million U.S. adults. Unionized workers covered by funds work primarily in blue- and pink-collar occupations and smoke at a rate almost twice that of workers in other occupations. Most funds do not provide comprehensive coverage for tobacco cessation treatment for fund participants (workers, family members, and retirees).
- Smoking in movies is prevalent. However, use of content analysis to describe trends in smoking in movies has provided mixed results and has not tapped what adolescents actually perceive.