Tobacco Studies Program

Why Do Kids Smoke? Risk and Protective Factors for Tobacco Use Among Youth and the Role of Media Exposure

May 15, 2013

Why Do Kids Smoke? Risk and Protective Factors for Tobacco Use Among Youth and the Role of Media Exposure

James D. Sargent, MD

Tobacco & Public Health: Treatment, Prevention, Policy and Social Change (HSERV 558)

James Sargent Dr. James Sargent is Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth and Co-Director, Cancer Control Research Program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

This lecture paired with the following readings:

DiFranza JR. Hooked from the first cigarette. Scientific American. 2008;82-87.

Adachi-Mejia AM, Carlos HA, Berke EM, Tanski SE, Sargent JD. (2012) A comparison of individual versus community influences on youth smoking behaviours: a cross-sectional observational study, BMJ Open, 2 (5); pii: e000767.

Difranza JR, Wellman RJ, Sargent JD, et al. (2006) Tobacco promotion and the initiation of tobacco use: assessing the evidence for causality, Pediatrics, 117, e1237-48.

Morgenstern M, Sargent JD, Engels RC et al. (2013) Smoking in movies and adolescent smoking initiation: longitudinal study in six European countries, Am J Prev Med, 44, 339-44.