U.S. Hookah Tobacco Smoking Establishments Advertised on the Internet

submitted by: betlertc
Background: Establishments dedicated to hookah tobacco smoking recently have proliferated and helped introduce hookah use to U.S. communities. Purpose: To conduct a comprehensive, qualitative assessment of websites promoting these establishments. Methods: In June 2009, a systematic search process was initiated to access the universe of websites representing major hookah tobacco smoking establishments. In 2009 –2010, codebook development followed an iterative paradigm involving three...
Authors: Brian Primack, Kristen Rice, Ariel Shensa, Mary Carroll, Erica DePenna, Rima Nakkash, Tracey Barnett

"Home Smoking Bans Among U.S. Households with Children and Smokers" and "Association Between Smokefree Laws and Voluntary Smokefree-Home Rules"

submitted by: glantz
"Home Smoking Bans Among U.S. Households with Children and Smokers" Background: Public health campaigns have reduced the exposure of U.S. children to secondhand smoke at home; however, these may not have been equally effective across subgroups. Purpose: To examine prevalence of home smoking bans among U.S. households with both children and smokers, over time and by demographic subgroups. Methods: The Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) is a nationally...
Authors: Alice Mills, Martha White, John Pierce, Karen Messer, Kai wen Cheng, James Lightwood, Stanton Glantz

Effect of Smoking Scenes in Films on Immediate Smoking A Randomized Controlled Study

submitted by: dikla.shmueli
Background: The National Cancer Institute has concluded that exposure to smoking in movies causes adolescent smoking and there are similar results for young adults. Purpose: This study investigated whether exposure of young adult smokers to images of smoking in films stimulated smoking behavior. Methods: 100 cigarette smokers aged 18–25 years were randomly assigned to watch a movie montage composed with or without smoking scenes and paraphernalia followed by a 10-minute recess. The...
Authors: Stanton Glantz, Judith Prochaska, Dikla Shmueli