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OBJECTIVES We assessed the characteristics associated with the awareness, perceptions, and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes) among young adults. METHODS We collected data in 2010-2011 from a cohort of 2624 US Midwestern adults aged 20 to 28 years. We assessed awareness and use of e-cigarettes, perceptions of them as a smoking(More)
UNLABELLED Objectives  To describe the prevalence and characteristics related to indoor tanning use among adults in the United States in the past year. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Health Information National Trends Study, 2005. PARTICIPANTS The study included 2869 participants who were white and aged 18 to 64 years; a random subset of 821(More)
BACKGROUND 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. PURPOSE To identify the beliefs(More)
OBJECTIVES We explored young adults' perceptions of snus (spitless moist snuff packed in porous bags), dissolvable tobacco products, and electronic cigarettes and intention to try these products. METHODS We conducted 11 focus group discussions involving a total of 66 young adults (18-26 years old) on these new tobacco products (e.g., harmfulness,(More)
INTRODUCTION Use of cigarette price-minimizing strategies may reduce the effectiveness of cigarette excise taxes on the prevalence of smoking. We examined the use of different price-minimizing strategies by smokers and their associations with subsequent smoking behaviors. METHODS Seven hundred eighteen current smokers from the Minnesota Adult Tobacco(More)
BACKGROUND Since its introduction in 2006, snus has been aggressively marketed by tobacco companies. However, little is known about the awareness, perceptions and use of snus among young adults after Camel and Marlboro snus were sold nationwide in 2010. METHODS Data were collected from 2607 young adults (ages 20-28) who participated in the Minnesota(More)
BACKGROUND The cost of cigarettes has been cited as a motivating factor for smokers to quit smoking, and a cigarette tax increase is an effective way to increase the cost of cigarettes. Scholars have suggested that smokers may see cigarette tax increases as commitment devices to help them quit smoking. Little is known about whether smokers actually think(More)
PURPOSE Indoor tanning usually begins during adolescence, but few strategies exist to discourage adolescent use. We developed and tested a parent-teenager intervention to decrease indoor tanning use. METHODS Through focus groups, we identified key messages to enhance parent-teenager communication about indoor tanning, and then developed a pamphlet for(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand how factors at multiple levels of influence impact adolescent smoking initiation. METHOD Data from the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort, a population-based cohort, were analyzed. Adolescents were recruited from randomly selected geopolitical units (GPUs) in Minnesota at ages 12 to 13 (n=1953), and were surveyed every six(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is known that cigarette companies use cigarette coupons to market their products, little is known about the characteristics of those who receive these coupons. The influence of receipt and redemption of these coupons is also unknown. METHODS Participants of the Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey Cohort Study who were smokers in 2008,(More)