Experimentation with smokeless tobacco and cigarettes by children and adolescents: relationship to beliefs, peer use, and parental use.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Experimentation with both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco by children in grades 3-12 in a school district in Pennsylvania was related to peer experimentation, parental use, and personal beliefs about the harm of the product for both males and females. Experimentation with both products had begun as early as the third grade and increased with age, with a major increase in experimentation during junior high school. Nearly half the males in grades 7-12 did not believe smokeless tobacco was harmful.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cohen, RY; Sattler, J; Felix, MR; Brownell, KD

Published Date

  • November 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1454 - 1456

PubMed ID

  • 3661802

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1647105

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.77.11.1454


  • eng