• Journal Article

Tobacco Use, Cessation, and Home Smoking Rules in a Hispanic Community

Citation

O'Hegarty, M., Pederson, L. L., Asman, K., Thorne, S. L., & Caraballo, R. S. (2013). Tobacco Use, Cessation, and Home Smoking Rules in a Hispanic Community. American Journal of Health Behavior, 37(2), 248-256. DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.37.2.12

Abstract

Objective: To determine prevalence of smoking, quit ratios, and home smoking rules among Hispanics residing in colonias in E1 Paso, Texas. Methods: Face-to- face interviews with 1485 Hispanic adults. GeoFrame (TM) field enumeration methods were used to develop a sampling frame from households in randomly selected colonias. Results: The overall percent of current cigarette smoking was 14.6% (95% CI 12.4 to 16.8); Over 55% of smokers reported a serious quit attempt. Participants overwhelmingly reported that smoking was not allowed in their homes. Conclusions: Prevalence estimates for current smoking and restriction in the home were similar to those reported for recent national surveys