Correlates of smoking behavior among Muslim Arab-American adolescents

@article{Islam2003CorrelatesOS,
  title={Correlates of smoking behavior among Muslim Arab-American adolescents},
  author={Sondos M S Islam and Carl Anderson Johnson},
  journal={Ethnicity \& Health},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={319 - 337}
}
Objectives. Although ethnic and gender differences in adolescent smoking have been well documented, factors influencing susceptibility to smoking and experimentation among the ethnic group of Muslim Arab-American youth have received little research attention. This study examines the smoking prevalence, the associations of known smoking risk factors, religious and cultural influences with adolescents' susceptibility to smoking and experimentation with cigarettes among the ethnic group of Muslim… 
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