Peer, parent and media influences on adolescent smoking by developmental stage.

@article{Villanti2011PeerPA,
  title={Peer, parent and media influences on adolescent smoking by developmental stage.},
  author={Andrea C Villanti and Marc G Boulay and Hee-Soon Juon},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 1-2},
  pages={133-6}
}
Previous studies of social influences on adolescent smoking have focused on peers and parents, using data collected prior the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. This study used the 2004 wave of the National Youth Tobacco Survey to examine associations between peer smoking, smoking at home, tobacco-related media exposure, and smoking behavior during early and middle adolescence. Findings indicate that peer smoking and smoking at home remain strongly associated with current smoking among early and… CONTINUE READING

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