Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Abstract

Tobacco-related deaths are increasingly becoming a public health challenge in China. Chinese men, 67% of them smoke, rarely quit tobacco use successfully. The priority of reducing smoking prevalence reasonably shifts to smoking prevention among Chinese male youth. As social smoking is a top reason for future addictive tobacco consumption, an inoculation-based intervention program is outlined to specifically enhance male teenagers’ self-efficacy in resisting cigarette initiation. Systematic research procedures are detailed to generate culturally appropriate interpersonal strategies to resist cigarette initiation effectively.

Publication Year

2010

Journal Title

China Media Research

Volume number

6

Issue number

4

First Page (page number)

92

Last Page (page number)

99

Referreed

1

Comments

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ISSN (print)

1556889X

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://www.chinamediaresearch.net/index.php/back-issues?id=48

Keywords

smoking initiation, resisting cigarettes, inoculation, smoking prevention, Chinese youth

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