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Slowing the epidemic of tobacco use among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12721139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on tobacco use among the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population remain limited, although existing studies indicate that tobacco use prevalence among males from specific AAPI groups is significantly higher than in the general US male population. This high prevalence of tobacco use and the disparities in use result from social norms, targeted marketing by the tobacco industry, lack of culturally and linguistically tailored prevention and control programs, and limited impact of mainstream tobacco control programs for AAPIs. We review the available literature on tobacco use among AAPI men and women, highlight a national agenda that promotes tobacco prevention and control for AAPI communities, and acknowledge recent trends including the increase of tobacco use among AAPI women and girls.
Rod Lew; Sora Park Tanjasiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-30     Completed Date:  2003-05-23     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership, 439 23rd Street, Oakland, CA 94612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Americans / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Community Health Services / organization & administration*
Disease Outbreaks / economics,  prevention & control
Health Priorities
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Smoking / ethnology*,  prevention & control*
Tobacco Use Disorder / ethnology*,  prevention & control*
United States / epidemiology

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