The industry manipulation attitudes of smokers and nonsmokers

J Public Health Manag Pract. 2000 May;6(3):49-56. doi: 10.1097/00124784-200006030-00009.


A cross-sectional random sample was obtained of Florida youth between the ages of 12-17. Data were collected through a telephone survey after obtaining parent and child consent. Industry manipulation attitudes of three groups (self-identified nonsmokers who did not use cigarettes in the past 30 days, self-identified nonsmokers who used cigarettes in the past 30 days, and self-identified smokers who used cigarettes in the past 30 days) were compared. Constraints resulting from the method of data collection resulted in a conservative estimate of the strength of the association between industry manipulation attitudes and smoking behavior.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Advertising / methods*
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Deception*
  • Female
  • Florida
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Machiavellianism*
  • Male
  • Mass Media*
  • Smoking / psychology*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tobacco Industry / organization & administration*