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The influence of discrimination on smoking cessation among Latinos
Background: Although studies have shown a cross-sectional link between discrimination and smoking, the prospective influence of discrimination on smoking cessation has yet to be evaluated. Thus, the purpose of the current ...
Promoting Tobacco Cessation and Smoke-Free Workplaces Through Community Outreach Partnerships in Puerto Rico
(The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
Background: Puerto Rico (PR) has a lower smoking prevalence than the United States (14.8% vs. 21.2%, respectively); nevertheless, the five leading causes of death are associated with smoking. There is a need to implement ...
Lower health literacy predicts smoking relapse among racially/ethnically diverse smokers with low socioeconomic status
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Background: Nearly half of U.S. adults have difficulties with health literacy (HL), which is defined as the ability to adequately obtain, process, and understand basic health information. Lower HL is associated with negative ...
A cross-lagged path analysis of five intrapersonal determinants of smoking cessation
Background: Prominent theories of drug use underscore the importance of considering the inter-relationships (e.g., reciprocal relations, indirect effects) of determinants of drug use behavior. In the area of smoking, few ...
Dispositional Mindfulness Predicts Enhanced Smoking Cessation and Smoking Lapse Recovery
Background: Although mindfulness has been hypothesized to promote health behaviors, no research has examined how dispositional mindfulness might influence the process of smoking cessation. Purpose: The current study ...
Nonjudging facet of mindfulness predicts enhanced smoking cessation in Hispanics
(American Psychological Association, 2015)
Although most smokers express interest in quitting, actual quit rates are low. Identifying strategies to enhance smoking cessation is critical, particularly among underserved populations, including Hispanics, for whom many ...