Antismoking attitudes and general prejudice: an empirical study

Percept Mot Skills. 1988 Jun;66(3):927-31. doi: 10.2466/pms.1988.66.3.927.


A group of 5,977 persons was interviewed concerning attitudes towards smoking and smokers. Prejudice against smoking was significantly related to prejudice against various racial, religious and political groups and was noted in personality types previously found to be characteristically prejudiced. Mortality was much greater in prejudiced nonsmokers than in nonprejudiced smokers.

Publication types

  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Attitude*
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / psychology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / psychology
  • Personality Tests
  • Prejudice*
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking / psychology*