Tobacco & Nicotine
- 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.