Smoking Status

The relationships between menthol cigarette preference and state tobacco control policies on smoking behaviors of young adult smokers in the 2006-07 Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Population Surveys (TUS CPS

AIM: To examine relationships between the preference for menthol cigarettes and young adult smoking behaviors, including the extent to which state tobacco control policies moderate these relationships.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional design using secondary data from the 2006-07 Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Population Surveys (TUS CPS) surveys appended with 2006 state-policy data.
SETTING: United States nationally representative survey.
PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2241 young adult daily smokers and 688 young adult non-daily smokers.

uantifying Smoking Cessation Outcomes: From The Women's Initiative for Nonsmoking Study (X): Methodological Implications

 Background: Classification of smoking status has a major impact on the conclusions drawn from smoking cessation intervention research, yet few studies have addressed this critical issue.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare three classifications (naïve, optimistic, and pessimistic) of smoking cessation outcomes or smoking status from the Women's Initiative for Nonsmoking Study (WINS).

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