An inoculation-based approach for developing efficacious strategies for resisting cigarette initiation among Chinese male youth

Hao-chieh Chang, Vivian C Sheer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-99
JournalChina Media Research
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

User-Defined Keywords

  • smoking initiation
  • resisting cigarettes
  • inoculation
  • smoking prevention
  • Chinese youth

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