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Grant Number: 5R03CA159909-02 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Sterling, Kymberle
Organization: Georgia State University
Project Title: Developing Measures of Little Cigar Use for Young Adults
Fiscal Year: 2013


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): While cigarette consumption among adults has recently declined, Little Cigar consumption has increased. Evidence suggests that minority young adults, ages 18-25, living in low-income communities use Little Cigars more often than their white peers. This is troubling; Little Cigars have higher levels of cancer-causing substances than cigarettes. Evidence-based interventions are needed to prevent Little Cigar use and reduce cancer risk among these groups. Before interventions are developed measures of Little Cigar use and psychosocial determinants should be developed. The proposed research aims to develop and pilot test measures of Little Cigar use and its psychosocial determinants among racially/ethnically-diverse young adults.


The Most Natural Tobacco Used: A Qualitative Investigation of Young Adult Smokers' Risk Perceptions of Flavored Little Cigars and Cigarillos.
Authors: Sterling K.L. , Fryer C.S. , Fagan P. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2016 May; 18(5), p. 827-33.
EPub date: 2015-07-14.
PMID: 26175458
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Opinions about electronic cigarette use in smoke-free areas among U.S. Adults, 2012.
Authors: Majeed B.A. , Dube S.R. , Sterling K. , Whitney C. , Eriksen M.P. .
Source: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2015 Jun; 17(6), p. 675-81.
EPub date: 2014-10-30.
PMID: 25358659
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Appeal and Impact of Characterizing Flavors on Young Adult Small Cigar Use.
Authors: Sterling K.L. , Fryer C.S. , Nix M. , Fagan P. .
Source: Tobacco regulatory science, 2015 Apr; 1, p. 42-53.
EPub date: 2015-03-01.
PMID: 27917396
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Comparisons of three nicotine dependence scales in a multiethnic sample of young adult menthol and non-menthol smokers.
Authors: Fagan P. , Pohkrel P. , Herzog T. , Pagano I. , Vallone D. , Trinidad D.R. , Sakuma K.L. , Sterling K. , Fryer C.S. , Moolchan E. .
Source: Drug and alcohol dependence, 2015-04-01; 149, p. 203-11.
EPub date: 2015-02-14.
PMID: 25744873
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Promotion of waterpipe tobacco use, its variants and accessories in young adult newspapers: a content analysis of message portrayal.
Authors: Sterling K.L. , Fryer C.S. , Majeed B. , Duong M.M. .
Source: Health education research, 2015 Feb; 30(1), p. 152-61.
EPub date: 2014-06-23.
PMID: 24957675
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Exposure to celebrity-endorsed small cigar promotions and susceptibility to use among young adult cigarette smokers.
Authors: Sterling K.L. , Moore R.S. , Pitts N. , Duong M. , Ford K.H. , Eriksen M.P. .
Source: Journal of environmental and public health, 2013; 2013, p. 520286.
EPub date: 2013-11-24.
PMID: 24371444
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