Smoking Restriction Policy Attitudes in a Diverse African American Population

Diane M Becker, Deborah Rohm Young, Lisa Yanek, Carolyn C. Voorhees, David Levine, Neal Janey

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Abstract

Objective: To determine agreement with policies on cigarette smoking in a socially heterogeneous African American population. Methods: Street and telephone surveys were used to assess agreement with 4 recent smoking restrictive policy activities in Maryland. One urban area (n=885) and one suburban area (n=1081) with were surveyed. Results: Smoking prevalence was 35%. The majority of both smokers and nonsmokers agreed with restricting outdoor advertising, banning smoking in workplaces, fining minors for purchasing cigarettes, and regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. Conclusion: This suggests that African American communities, in spite of tobacco company promotion, are amenable to aggressive tobacco control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-459
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume22
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1998

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Smoking Restriction Policy Attitudes in a Diverse African American Population. / Becker, Diane M; Young, Deborah Rohm; Yanek, Lisa; Voorhees, Carolyn C.; Levine, David; Janey, Neal.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 22, No. 6, 11.1998, p. 451-459.

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Becker, Diane M ; Young, Deborah Rohm ; Yanek, Lisa ; Voorhees, Carolyn C. ; Levine, David ; Janey, Neal. / Smoking Restriction Policy Attitudes in a Diverse African American Population. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 1998 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 451-459.
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