Associations Between Tobacco Marketing and Use Among Urban Youth in India
Authors: Arora, Monika; Reddy, K. Srinath; Stigler, Melissa H.; Perry, Cheryl L.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 32, Number 3, May 2008 , pp. 283-294(12)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives: To study if receptivity and exposure to tobacco marketing are correlated with tobacco use and psychosocial risk factors for tobacco use among a sample of urban Indian youth.Methods: Analysis of crosssectional survey data from Project MYTRI, a group randomized intervention trial, in Delhi and Chennai, India, collected from sixth and eighth graders (n=11,642), in 32 schools in 2004.Results: Exposure to tobacco advertisements and receptivity to tobacco marketing were significantly related to increased tobacco use among students.Conclusion: This association suggests the need to strengthen policy and programbased interventions in India to reduce the influence of such exposures.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2008-05-01
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