Tobacco-related deaths are increasingly becoming a public health challenge in China. Chinese men, 67% of them smoke, rarely quit tobacco use successfully. The priority of reducing smoking prevalence reasonably shifts to smoking prevention among Chinese male youth. As social smoking is a top reason for future addictive tobacco consumption, an inoculation-based intervention program is outlined to specifically enhance male teenagers’ self-efficacy in resisting cigarette initiation. Systematic research procedures are detailed to generate culturally appropriate interpersonal strategies to resist cigarette initiation effectively.
|Journal||China Media Research|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2010|
- smoking initiation
- resisting cigarettes
- smoking prevention
- Chinese youth