Why does adult African-American smoking prevalence in California remain higher than for non-Hispanic whites?

@article{Trinidad2005WhyDA,
  title={Why does adult African-American smoking prevalence in California remain higher than for non-Hispanic whites?},
  author={Dennis R. Trinidad and Elizabeth A. Gilpin and Martha White and John P Pierce},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={505-11}
}
OBJECTIVES To explain why, contrary to national trends, adult California African-American (AA) smoking prevalence remains higher than for non-Hispanic Whites (W) and to explore how future rates might change. METHODS Data from the random-digit-dialed California Tobacco Surveys from 1990 to 2002 (N=16,000-21,000) allowed for the examination of differences in current smoking prevalence, ever smoking (uptake), and successful smoking cessation over time by race/ethnicity and age group. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING