Building Strategies for Tobacco Cessation in Teens and Young Adults

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150393
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Strategies for Tobacco Cessation in Teens and Young Adults
Abstract:
Building Strategies for Tobacco Cessation in Teens and Young Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Hayes, Evelyn, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor
Objectives: This study is the first in a series of a larger program of smoking cessation research that will provide answers to smoking motivators, inhibitors and cessation among teens and young adults. The purpose of this initial study it to obtain data essential to building effective cessation strategies for one of the fastest growing groups of tobacco users, the 18-24 year old cohort. Messages of prevention have been heard in the public school systems for more than a decade. These messages, however, are not always adopted. Reasons for using products that can kill and disable are not well understood in teens and young adults. This study will increase the understanding of decision making about tobacco use for teens and young adults as well as identify the factors that motivate and inhibit tobacco use and its cessation. This study will answer these five research questions: 1) What motivates teens and young adults to begin smoking tobacco?; 2) What keeps non-smoking teens and young adults from beginning tobacco use?; 3) For those who smoke or have smoked, what situations increase their use of tobacco products?; 4) What incentives do teens and young adults have for ending their tobacco use; and 5) What types of cessation messages and programs are most attractive to teens and young adults? Design: Descriptive. Sample: A convenience sample of 100 teens and young adults: 50 smokers and 50 nonsmokers. Setting: University campus. Variables: use of tobacco products, motivators for smoking and nonsmoking, social responses to smokers, cessation strategies. Measures/Instruments: Based upon the literature and an open ended forum with a small group of teens and young adults, the investigators developed a “Tobacco Use Among College Students” questionnaire for both smokers and nonsmokers. The self-administered questionnaire addresses 5 major areas: motivators and inhibitors of tobacco use, social behaviors related to tobacco use, effective cessation strategies, media impact upon cessation, and demographic characteristics of the respondents. Both quantitative and qualitative items are included in the questionnaire. Findings: Data collection has been recently completed (December, 2000). Questionnaire items are currently being analyzed. Upon an initial and cursory review of the surveys, respondents reported a major impact of social connections in their decisions to use tobacco. This finding will be examined and clarified with an in-depth analysis of the data. Implications: The findings of this study will provide information about smoking and nonsmoking behaviors of teens and young adults. By understanding the motivating and inhibiting factors associated with tobacco use, more effective cessation strategies can be developed and tested. These findings will help to provide a framework to meet Healthy People 2010 objectives and keep youth at a higher level of wellness.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Strategies for Tobacco Cessation in Teens and Young Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150393-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Strategies for Tobacco Cessation in Teens and Young Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hayes, Evelyn, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">erhayes@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: This study is the first in a series of a larger program of smoking cessation research that will provide answers to smoking motivators, inhibitors and cessation among teens and young adults. The purpose of this initial study it to obtain data essential to building effective cessation strategies for one of the fastest growing groups of tobacco users, the 18-24 year old cohort. Messages of prevention have been heard in the public school systems for more than a decade. These messages, however, are not always adopted. Reasons for using products that can kill and disable are not well understood in teens and young adults. This study will increase the understanding of decision making about tobacco use for teens and young adults as well as identify the factors that motivate and inhibit tobacco use and its cessation. This study will answer these five research questions: 1) What motivates teens and young adults to begin smoking tobacco?; 2) What keeps non-smoking teens and young adults from beginning tobacco use?; 3) For those who smoke or have smoked, what situations increase their use of tobacco products?; 4) What incentives do teens and young adults have for ending their tobacco use; and 5) What types of cessation messages and programs are most attractive to teens and young adults? Design: Descriptive. Sample: A convenience sample of 100 teens and young adults: 50 smokers and 50 nonsmokers. Setting: University campus. Variables: use of tobacco products, motivators for smoking and nonsmoking, social responses to smokers, cessation strategies. Measures/Instruments: Based upon the literature and an open ended forum with a small group of teens and young adults, the investigators developed a &ldquo;Tobacco Use Among College Students&rdquo; questionnaire for both smokers and nonsmokers. The self-administered questionnaire addresses 5 major areas: motivators and inhibitors of tobacco use, social behaviors related to tobacco use, effective cessation strategies, media impact upon cessation, and demographic characteristics of the respondents. Both quantitative and qualitative items are included in the questionnaire. Findings: Data collection has been recently completed (December, 2000). Questionnaire items are currently being analyzed. Upon an initial and cursory review of the surveys, respondents reported a major impact of social connections in their decisions to use tobacco. This finding will be examined and clarified with an in-depth analysis of the data. Implications: The findings of this study will provide information about smoking and nonsmoking behaviors of teens and young adults. By understanding the motivating and inhibiting factors associated with tobacco use, more effective cessation strategies can be developed and tested. These findings will help to provide a framework to meet Healthy People 2010 objectives and keep youth at a higher level of wellness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:23:24Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:23:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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