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Precluding unhealthy behaviors and supporting transitions to good health through education, policy change, and research.

Association of tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) exposure and cigarette use in Nigerian adolescents: implications for current practices, products and policies

(Chido-Amajuoyi G.O, Mantey D, Clendennen S, Pérez A; BMJ Global Health; 2017)

Feasibility and reliability of a mobile tool to evaluate exposure to tobacco product marketing and messages using ecological momentary assessment

(Hébert ET, Vandewater EA, Businelle MS, Harrell MB, Kelder SH, Perry CL; Addict Behav; 2017)

Prevalence and correlates of late initiation of smokeless tobacco in US firefighters

(Jitnarin N, Poston WSC, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Day RS, Severson HH; 2017)

Subjective experiences at first use of cigarette, e-cigarettes, hookah, and cigar products among Texas adolescents

(Mantey DS, Harrell MB, Case K, Crook B, Kelder SH, Perry CL; Drug Alcohol Depend; 2017)

College students' perceptions and knowledge of hookah use

(Creamer MR, Loukas A, Li X, Pasch KE, Case K, Crook B, Perry CL; Drug Alcohol Depend; 2016)

Using Cognitive Interviewing to Better Assess Young Adult E-cigarette Use

(Hinds JT, Loukas A, Chow S, Pasch KE, Harrell MB, Perry CL, Delnevo C, Wackowski OA; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 2016)

Demographic, psychosocial, and genetic risk associated with smokeless tobacco use among Mexican heritage youth

(Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM, Vandewater EA, Yu RK, Fisher-Hoch SP, Prokhorov AV, Kohl HW, Spitz MR, Shete S; BMC Medical Genetics; 2015)

Social Norms, Perceptions and Dual/Poly Tobacco Use among Texas Youth

(Cooper M, Creamer MR, Ly C, Crook B, Harrell MB, Perry CL; Am J Health Behav; 2016)

Reducing tobacco use among low socio-economic status youth in Delhi, India: outcomes from project ACTIVITY, a cluster randomized trial

(Harrell MB, Arora M, Bassi S, Gupta VK, Perry CL, Srinath Reddy K; Health Education Research; 2016)

A qualitative approach to understanding real world e-cigarette use: Implications for measurement and regulation

(Cooper M, Harrell MB, Perry CL; Preventing Chronic Disease; 2016)

Is adolescent poly-tobacco use associated with alcohol and other drug use?

(Creamer MR, Portillo GV, Clendennen SL, Perry CL; American Journal of Health Behavior; 2016)

E-cigarette Dual Users, Exclusive Users and Perceptions of Tobacco Products

(Cooper M, Case KR, Loukas A, Creamer MR, Perry CL; American Journal of Health Behavior; 2016)

Trends in multiple tobacco product use among high school students

(Creamer MR, Perry CL, Harrell MB, Diamond PM; Tobacco Regulatory Science; 2015)

The intergenerational transmission of smoking across three cohabitant generations: A count data approach

(Escario JJ, Wilkinson AV; Journal of Community Health; 2015)

Smoking initiation among Mexican heritage youth and the roles of family cohesion and conflict

(Rajesh V, Diamond PM, Spitz MR, Wilkinson AV; Journal of Adolescent Health; 2015)

Demographic, psychosocial, and genetic risk associated with smokeless tobacco use among Mexican heritage youth

(Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM, Vandewater EA, Yu RK, Fisher-Hoch SP, Prokhorov AV, Kohl HW, Spitz MR, Shete S; BMC Medical Genetics; 2015)

Tobacco use pattern among a national firefighter cohort

(Jitnarin N, Poston WSC, Haddock C, Jahnke S, Day RS; Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 2015)

Pro-tobacco messaging and smoking status among Mexican origin youth

(Wilkinson, AV, Vandewater, EA, Carey F, Spitz MR; Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2014)

Change in tobacco use over time in urban Indian youth: The moderating role of socioeconomic status

(Mathur C, Stigler, MH, Erickson DJ, Perry, CL, Finnegan J, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Education and Behavior, 2014)

Socioeconomic differences in the risk profiles of susceptibility and ever use of tobacco among Indian urban youth: A latent class approach

(Mathur C, Stigler, MH, Erickson DJ, Perry, CL, Finnegan J, Arora M, Reddy KS; Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2014)

Transitions in smoking behavior during emerging adulthood: A longitudinal analysis of the effect of home smoking bans

(Mathur C, Stigler MH, Erickson DJ, Perry CL, Forster J; American Journal of Public Health, 2014)

The childhood obesity epidemic: Lessons learned from tobacco

(Perry, CL, Creamer, M, The Journal of Pediatrics, 2014)

The intergenerational transfer of smoking across three generations and forty-five years

(Vandewater, EA, Park SE, Carey, FR, Wilkinson AV; Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2013)

Assessing the psychometric properties of smoking-related attitudes, self-efficacy, and intention among a diverse population of middle school students

(Ford K, Oladapo AO, Sterling K, Diamond PM, Kelder SH, McAlister A; Addictive Behaviors, 2013)

The cost-effectiveness of a school-based smoking prevention program in India

(Brown HS, Stigler MH, Perry CL, Dhavan P, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Promotion International, 2013)

Cigarette Quitlines, Taxes, and Other Tobacco Control Policies: A State-Level Analysis

(Brown HS, Karson S; Health Economics, 2013)

Cigarette experimentation and the population attributable fraction of associated genetic and non-genetic risk factors

(Wilkinson AV, Swartz MD, Yu X, Spitz MR, Shete S; PloS One, 2013)

Eliminating second-hand smoke from Mexican-American households: Outcomes from Project Clear Air- Safe Air (CASA)

(Prokhorov AP, Hudmon KS, Marani S, Bondy LM, Spitz MR, Wilkinson, AV, Hammond KS, Koehly LM. ; Addictive Behavior , 2012)

Cigarette smoking topography among alternative school youth: Why African American youth smoke less but are at higher long-term risk

(Peters RJ, Kelder SH, Johnson RJ, Prokhorov AP, Meshack A, Jefferson T, Essien EJ ; Journal of Pscyhoactive Drugs , 2012)

Discussions with adults and youth to inform the development of a community-based tobacco control programme

(Arora M, Tewari A, Dhavan P, Nazar G, Juneja SN, Stigler MH, Perry CL, Reddy KS ; Health Education Research , 2012)

Experimenting with cigarettes and physical activity among Mexican origin youth: A cross sectional analysis of the interdependent associations among sensation seeking, acculturation, and gender

(Wilkinson AV, Okeke N, Springer AE, Stigler MH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Prokhorov AP, Bondy LM, Spitz MR ; BMC Public Health , 2012)

A qualitative mediation study to evaluate a school-based tobacco prevention program in India (Project MYTRI)

(Bate SL, Stigler MH, Thompson M, MacKinnon D, Arora M, Perry CL, Reddy KS ; Field Methods, 2014)

Cigarette experimentation in Mexican origin youth: Psychosocial and genetic determinants

(Wilkinson AV, Bondy ML, Etzel CJ, Dong Q, D'Amelio A, Yu RK, Prokhorov AV, Pu X, Wu X, Shete S, Spitz MR ; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention , 2012)

Classroom norms and individual smoking behavior in middle school

(Yarnell LM, Brown HS ; American Journal of Health Behavior , 2012)

Impact of tobacco advertisements on tobacco use among urban adolescents in India: Results from a longitudinal study

(Arora M, Gupta V, Nazar GP, Stigler MH, Perry CL; Tobacco Control, 2011)

A mediation analysis of a tobacco prevention program for adolescents in India: How did project MYTRI Work?

(Stigler MH, Perry CL, Smolenski D, Arora M, Reddy KS; Health Education and Behavior, 2011)

Effectiveness of health promotion in preventing tobacco use among adolescents in India: Research informs the National Tobacco Control Programme in India

(Arora M, Stigler MH. ; Global Health Promotion , 2011)

Using salivary cotinine to validate self-reports of tobacco use by Indian youth living in low-income neighborhoods

(Dhavan P, Bassi S, Stigler MH, Arora M, Gupta VK, Perry CL, Ramakrishnan L, Reddy KS ; Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention , 2011)

Beliefs and perceived norms concerning smoking cessation program recruitment among African American teenage smokers: What appeals to youth and what turns them away

(Peters RJ, Meshack A, Kelder SH, Springer AE, Agurcia C. ; Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse , 2011)

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E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

12/6/16 - This Surgeon General’s report focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults; the companies involved with marketing and promoting these products; and existing and proposed public health policies regarding the use of these products by youth and young adults.

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Know the Risks: E-cigarettes and Young People (

12/8/16 - This website, released in conjunction with the 2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on e-cigarettes and young people, contains useful information and resources for the general public.