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Can home smoking restrictions influence adolescents' smoking behaviors if their parents and friends smoke?
Addict Behav. 2006 Dec; 31(12):2298-303.AB

Abstract

Research suggests that the presence of a total ban on smoking in the home is associated with a reduced likelihood of tobacco experimentation among adolescents. While the influence of parental smoking on this association is examined in this work, no study has examined the influence of friends' smoking behavior. In this study, we use data from a statewide survey of students (n=4125) from the Australian State of Victoria to examine the association between home smoking bans and stage of smoking uptake after controlling for parental smoking and smoking among friends. Logistic regression revealed that students residing in homes with a total ban on smoking were least likely to be susceptible to smoking or to have experimented with smoking. While there was an interaction between parental smoking status and home bans on smoking uptake stage, indicating that the effect of home bans was strongest when neither parent smoked, there was no interaction between home bans and friends' smoking. The results suggest that home smoking bans reduce the likelihood of an adolescent trying tobacco regardless of their friends' smoking behavior. By adopting strong home smoking bans, parents can reduce some of the influence friends' smoking can have on the smoking behavior of their adolescent.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Vic 3053, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16600522

Citation

Szabo, Edith, et al. "Can Home Smoking Restrictions Influence Adolescents' Smoking Behaviors if Their Parents and Friends Smoke?" Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, no. 12, 2006, pp. 2298-303.
Szabo E, White V, Hayman J. Can home smoking restrictions influence adolescents' smoking behaviors if their parents and friends smoke? Addict Behav. 2006;31(12):2298-303.
Szabo, E., White, V., & Hayman, J. (2006). Can home smoking restrictions influence adolescents' smoking behaviors if their parents and friends smoke? Addictive Behaviors, 31(12), 2298-303.
Szabo E, White V, Hayman J. Can Home Smoking Restrictions Influence Adolescents' Smoking Behaviors if Their Parents and Friends Smoke. Addict Behav. 2006;31(12):2298-303. PubMed PMID: 16600522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Can home smoking restrictions influence adolescents' smoking behaviors if their parents and friends smoke? AU - Szabo,Edith, AU - White,Victoria, AU - Hayman,Jane, PY - 2005/08/03/received PY - 2006/01/23/revised PY - 2006/02/17/accepted PY - 2006/4/8/pubmed PY - 2007/1/4/medline PY - 2006/4/8/entrez SP - 2298 EP - 303 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 31 IS - 12 N2 - Research suggests that the presence of a total ban on smoking in the home is associated with a reduced likelihood of tobacco experimentation among adolescents. While the influence of parental smoking on this association is examined in this work, no study has examined the influence of friends' smoking behavior. In this study, we use data from a statewide survey of students (n=4125) from the Australian State of Victoria to examine the association between home smoking bans and stage of smoking uptake after controlling for parental smoking and smoking among friends. Logistic regression revealed that students residing in homes with a total ban on smoking were least likely to be susceptible to smoking or to have experimented with smoking. While there was an interaction between parental smoking status and home bans on smoking uptake stage, indicating that the effect of home bans was strongest when neither parent smoked, there was no interaction between home bans and friends' smoking. The results suggest that home smoking bans reduce the likelihood of an adolescent trying tobacco regardless of their friends' smoking behavior. By adopting strong home smoking bans, parents can reduce some of the influence friends' smoking can have on the smoking behavior of their adolescent. SN - 0306-4603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16600522/Can_home_smoking_restrictions_influence_adolescents'_smoking_behaviors_if_their_parents_and_friends_smoke L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306-4603(06)00055-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -