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Grant Number: 3R01CA086257-07S3 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Biener, Lois
Organization: University Of Massachusetts Boston
Project Title: Smoking Trajectories Amid Waning State Program Budgets
Fiscal Year: 2008
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application proposes continued longitudinal research on the impact of three major types of public health interventions used by many states to reduce the use of tobacco and the health risks of second-hand smoke: local clean indoor air policies, local policies to restrict youth access to tobacco products and televised antitobacco media campaigns. The data come from two sources: 1) three waves of telephone interviews with a population based sample of Massachusetts adults and youth who were first interviewed in 2001/2002; and 2) a linked set of town-level data on the tobacco control regulations, activities, funding, and demographic characteristics of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts in which the respondents resided at baseline. The interim period between the first and last survey includes one in which important changes have occurred in Massachusetts: State funding for the tobacco control program has been cut by 90% necessitating cessation of the mass media campaign and drastically reduced funding for other local programs. At the same time, the adoption of local smoke free workplace ordinances has proliferated, increasing what some see as the most effective intervention for reducing smoking at the population level. In addition to continued examination of the relative impact of policy and media interventions, this project will take advantage of the multiple longitudinal measurement of a population-based sample to study the smoking trajectories of youth, young adults, and older adults. The project has three specific aims: 1) To investigate youth cigarette smoking trajectories and elucidate the individual, family and community level predictors of transitions from abstinence to experimental or occasional use to regular, established use; 2) To investigate smoking trajectories of adult smokers and recent quitters and elucidate the individual, family and community level predictors of extended cessation, versus relapse, versus sustained or increased smoking.3) To provide descriptive information about the relationship between reductions in funding for the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program and changes in youth and adult reports of a) exposure to anti-tobacco media messages; b) teenagers' ease of access to tobacco products; c) perceptions of the tobacco industry.

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Publications

A prospective cohort study challenging the effectiveness of population-based medical intervention for smoking cessation.
Authors: Alpert HR, Connolly GN, Biener L
Source: Tob Control, 2013 Jan;22(1), p. 32-7.
EPub date: 2012 Jan 10.
PMID: 22234781
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Effects of different types of antismoking ads on reducing disparities in smoking cessation among socioeconomic subgroups.
Authors: Durkin SJ, Biener L, Wakefield MA
Source: Am J Public Health, 2009 Dec;99(12), p. 2217-23.
EPub date: 2009 Oct 15.
PMID: 19833980
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Individual, social-normative, and policy predictors of smoking cessation: a multilevel longitudinal analysis.
Authors: Biener L, Hamilton WL, Siegel M, Sullivan EM
Source: Am J Public Health, 2010 Mar;100(3), p. 547-54.
EPub date: 2009 Aug 20.
PMID: 19696387
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Impact of parental home smoking policies on policy choices of independently living young adults.
Authors: Albers AB, Biener L, Siegel M, Cheng DM, Rigotti NA
Source: Tob Control, 2009 Jun;18(3), p. 245-8.
EPub date: 2009 Jan 23.
PMID: 19168475
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Household smoking bans and adolescent antismoking attitudes and smoking initiation: findings from a longitudinal study of a Massachusetts youth cohort.
Authors: Albers AB, Biener L, Siegel M, Cheng DM, Rigotti N
Source: Am J Public Health, 2008 Oct;98(10), p. 1886-93.
EPub date: 2008 Aug 13.
PMID: 18703438
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Local restaurant smoking regulations and the adolescent smoking initiation process: results of a multilevel contextual analysis among Massachusetts youth.
Authors: Siegel M, Albers AB, Cheng DM, Hamilton WL, Biener L
Source: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2008 May;162(5), p. 477-83.
PMID: 18458195
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Use of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce or delay smoking but not to quit: prevalence and association with subsequent cessation efforts.
Authors: Levy DE, Thorndike AN, Biener L, Rigotti NA
Source: Tob Control, 2007 Dec;16(6), p. 384-9.
PMID: 18048614
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Do local tobacco regulations influence perceived smoking norms? Evidence from adult and youth surveys in Massachusetts.
Authors: Hamilton WL, Biener L, Brennan RT
Source: Health Educ Res, 2008 Aug;23(4), p. 709-22.
EPub date: 2007 Oct 18.
PMID: 17947246
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Effect of local youth-access regulations on progression to established smoking among youths in Massachusetts.
Authors: Thomson CC, Hamilton WL, Siegel MB, Biener L, Rigotti NA
Source: Tob Control, 2007 Apr;16(2), p. 119-26.
PMID: 17400950
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Effect of smoking regulations in local restaurants on smokers' anti-smoking attitudes and quitting behaviours.
Authors: Albers AB, Siegel M, Cheng DM, Biener L, Rigotti NA
Source: Tob Control, 2007 Apr;16(2), p. 101-6.
PMID: 17400947
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Consequences of marketing exceptions in the Master Settlement Agreement: exposure of youth to adult-only tobacco promotions.
Authors: Bogen K, Biener L, Nyman A
Source: Nicotine Tob Res, 2006 Jun;8(3), p. 467-71.
PMID: 16801304
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Diffusion of local restaurant smoking regulations in Massachusetts: identifying disparities in health protection for population subgroups.
Authors: Deverell M, Randolph C, Albers A, Hamilton W, Siegel M
Source: J Public Health Manag Pract, 2006 May-Jun;12(3), p. 262-9.
PMID: 16614562
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Effect of local restaurant smoking regulations on progression to established smoking among youths.
Authors: Siegel M, Albers AB, Cheng DM, Biener L, Rigotti NA
Source: Tob Control, 2005 Oct;14(5), p. 300-6.
PMID: 16183980
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Secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace.
Authors: Skeer M, Cheng DM, Rigotti NA, Siegel M
Source: Am J Prev Med, 2005 May;28(4), p. 331-7.
PMID: 15831337
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Statewide evaluation of youth access ordinances in practice: effects of the implementation of community-level regulations in Massachusetts.
Authors: Thomson CC, Gokhale M, Biener L, Siegel MB, Rigotti NA
Source: J Public Health Manag Pract, 2004 Nov-Dec;10(6), p. 481-9.
PMID: 15643369
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Relation between local restaurant smoking regulations and attitudes towards the prevalence and social acceptability of smoking: a study of youths and adults who eat out predominantly at restaurants in their town.
Authors: Albers AB, Siegel M, Cheng DM, Biener L, Rigotti NA
Source: Tob Control, 2004 Dec;13(4), p. 347-55.
PMID: 15564617
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Effect of local restaurant smoking regulations on environmental tobacco smoke exposure among youths.
Authors: Siegel M, Albers AB, Cheng DM, Biener L, Rigotti NA
Source: Am J Public Health, 2004 Feb;94(2), p. 321-5.
PMID: 14759949
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Town-level characteristics and smoking policy adoption in Massachusetts: are local restaurant smoking regulations fostering disparities in health protection?
Authors: Skeer M, George S, Hamilton WL, Cheng DM, Siegel M
Source: Am J Public Health, 2004 Feb;94(2), p. 286-92.
PMID: 14759944
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The descriptive epidemiology of local restaurant smoking regulations in Massachusetts: an analysis of the protection of restaurant customers and workers.
Authors: Skeer M, Siegel M
Source: Tob Control, 2003 Jun;12(2), p. 221-6.
PMID: 12773735
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