Erin L. Sutfin

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BACKGROUND Known most commonly in the U.S. as "hookah," waterpipe tobacco smoking appears to be growing among college students. Despite beliefs that waterpipe use is safer than cigarette smoking, research to date (albeit limited) has found health risks of waterpipe smoking are similar to those associated with cigarette smoking, including lung cancer,(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery operated devices that deliver nicotine via inhaled vapor. There is considerable controversy about the disease risk and toxicity of e-cigarettes and empirical evidence on short- and long-term health effects is minimal. Limited data on e-cigarette use and correlates exist, and to our knowledge, no(More)
One of the central tasks that couples face in coparenting is the division of labor. In this study, we explored division of family labor among lesbian and heterosexual couples who were parenting 4 to 6 year-old children. Sixty-six families, half headed by lesbian couples and half headed by heterosexual couples, participated in the study. Measures of parental(More)
INTRODUCTION Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is associated with morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory infections, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome, and other illnesses. Although substantial numbers of college students smoke, little is known about their exposure to SHS. This paper provides data on self-reported(More)
This study examined if alcohol expectancies (assessed with the Comprehensive Effects of Alcohol-Brief Form) were prospectively related to negative consequences (assessed with the Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index) and if these associations varied by gender. Data were collected from 558 first-year college students at a university in the southeastern United(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the impact of trying electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) on future cigarette smoking in a sample of smokers enrolled in college. METHODS In this longitudinal study, first-semester college students at 7 colleges in North Carolina and 4 in Virginia completed a baseline survey and 5 follow-up surveys between fall 2010 and fall 2013.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine use of and interest in cessation strategies among nondaily and daily college student smokers. PARTICIPANTS 800 undergraduate student smokers aged 18 to 25. METHODS The authors examined nondaily versus daily smoking in relation to use of and interest in cessation strategies using an online survey. RESULTS Nondaily (65.8%) versus(More)
BACKGROUND Marijuana is currently the most commonly used drug on college campuses. Marijuana use among college students is increasing, and many students begin using marijuana during college. The goal of this study was to investigate predictors of lifetime marijuana use at college entry and initiation during freshman year. METHODS We used responses from(More)
AIMS The experience during initial experimentation with smoking might influence later development of smoking behavior; however, measuring early smoking experience (ESE) usually requires self-reports for which stability and predictive validity are relatively understudied. The aims of the study are (a) to examine temporal stability of the ESE questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE Many cancer patients continue to smoke after diagnosis, increasing their risk for treatment complications, reduced treatment efficacy, secondary cancers, and reduced survival. Outpatient oncology providers may not be using the "teachable moment" of cancer diagnosis to provide smoking cessation assistance. PROVIDERS AND METHODS: Physicians and(More)