Social and cultural influences on tobacco-related health disparities among South Asians in the USA.

@article{Mukherjea2012SocialAC,
  title={Social and cultural influences on tobacco-related health disparities among South Asians in the USA.},
  author={Arnab Mukherjea and Patricia A Morgan and Lonnie R. Snowden and Pamela M Ling and Susan Lee Ivey},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={422-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore and understand key cultural contexts of tobacco use among South Asian communities in the USA. DESIGN Focus groups, with homogeneous compositions of gender, generational status and length of time in the USA, were conducted in two distinct South Asian ethnic enclaves. Focus group findings were triangulated with observational data regarding the availability of culturally specific tobacco from commercial ethnic outlets and cultural events. SUBJECTS Respondents included 88… CONTINUE READING

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