The relationship between secondhand smoke exposure, pro-tobacco social influences, and smoking susceptibility among nonsmoking zambian adolescents

Israel Terungwa Agaku*, Tino Maliselo, Olalekan A. Ayo-Yusuf

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Abstract

Background: We tested the hypothesis that the extent of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among nonsmoking adolescents would be associated with their overall exposure to pro-tobacco social influences. Methods: Data were analyzed using descriptive and multivariate methods from the 2011 Zambia Global Youth Tobacco Survey. Results: The odds of SHS exposure increased with increasing exposure to pro-tobacco advertisements. About 39.5% of the gap in SHS exposure between nonsmokers with low versus high smoking susceptibility was attributable to differences in parental or peer smoking. Conclusions: Sustained efforts are needed to denormalize tobacco use in order to reduce youth susceptibility to tobacco use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Cigarettes
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Smoking
  • Susceptibility
  • Tobacco

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