Journal article

Are Young People's Beliefs About Menthol Cigarettes Associated With Smoking-Related Intentions and Behaviors?

Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Ani Momjian, Robert C Homik

NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the beliefs that youth and young adults hold about menthol cigarettes or the influence of these beliefs on tobacco use initiation. METHODS: Online cross-sectional surveys with 13- to 17-year-old current nonsmokers (n = 553) and 18- to 25-year-old never (n = 586) and current tobacco users (n = 307) in the United States assessed the association between endorsing each of 9 pro-menthol beliefs and (a) intentions to smoke menthol cigarettes over the next year, (b) current use of menthol cigarettes, (c) intentions to use tobacco in general over the next year, and (d) current use of tobacco products in general. RESULTS: Menthols were perceived to be less harmful ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge the funding support of the National Cancer Institute through the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication (P20-CA095856) and the funding support from the Food and Drug Administration (P20-CA095856-09S1). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration.