Smoking characteristics of a homeless population.

  title={Smoking characteristics of a homeless population.},
  author={James N. Butler and Kolawole Stephen Okuyemi and Samuel Jean and Niaman Nazir and Jasjit S Ahluwalia and Ken Resnicow},
  journal={Substance abuse},
  volume={23 4},
When addressing tobacco control and smoking cessation measures, the homeless have been perceived as a difficult to reach population. The purpose of this study was to examine the smoking characteristics of a homeless population. Data were derived from a larger study that examined smoking among inner-city residents. Homeless smokers (n = 107) were compared to nonhomeless smokers (n = 491) on sociodemographics, smoking characteristics, motivation to quit, and smoking cessation experiences. Results… CONTINUE READING

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