Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Language

English

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.

Keywords

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

Publication Date

10-2010

Source Publication Title

China Media Research

Volume

6

Issue

4

Start Page

92

End Page

99

Publisher

China Media Research

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Copyright © 2005-2013 China Media Research. All Rights Reserved.

Link to Publisher's Edition

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

ISSN (print)

1556889X

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