Determinants of adolescents' smoking behaviour: a literature review

Cent Eur J Public Health. 2002 Sep;10(3):79-87.


A review of studies focused on determinants of adolescents' smoking behaviour (ASB) published between 1990-2000 is presented. Determinants were divided into three groups: individual factors, social factors and societal factors. Individual factors include knowledge, intentions, attitudes, health-related behaviour, personality characteristics and school-related variables. Social factors include smoking behaviour of parents, siblings, peers and significant adults, but also family characteristics, social support, and socio-economic status. Societal factors include restrictions on smoking, tobacco advertisement, and smoking behaviour of adolescents' role model.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Advertising
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Mass Media
  • Nuclear Family / psychology
  • Peer Group
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking / epidemiology*
  • Smoking / psychology
  • Social Environment
  • Socioeconomic Factors