Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, University of California, San Diego
Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

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Healthy Generations


A study of culturally-specific parental prompts to smoke among youth. Previous work with Latino youth indicated that Latino parents, more so than non-Latinos, may prompt their children to engage in behaviors putting them in direct contact with cigarettes or inadvertently encourage them to "practice" smoking-related behaviors. As part of a larger prospective study examining these prompts as smoking initiation risk factors, this study documented the extent of parental prompts. 

Main Citations:

Laniado-Laborín, R., Woodruff, S.I., Candelaria, J.I., and Sallis, J.F. (2002). Parental prompting and smoking among Latino youth. Ethnicity and Disease, 12, 59-67.

Woodruff, S.I., Laniado-Laborin, R., Candelaria, J.I., Villasenor A., and Sallis, J.F. (2004) Parental prompts as risk factors for adolescent trial smoking: Results of a prospective cohort study. Addictive Behaviors 28, 1869-1873.


Healthy Generations Parent Survey - English



Healthy Generations Parent Survey - Spanish

    Healthy Generations Student Survey - English
    Healthy Generations Student Survey - Spanish


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