publication . Article . 2016

Smoking in Video Games: A Systematic Review

Susan R. Forsyth; Ruth E. Malone;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Nicotine & Tobacco Research, volume 18, pages 1,390-1,398 (issn: 1462-2203, eissn: 1469-994X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United States
INTRODUCTION: Video games are played by a majority of adolescents, yet little is known about whether and how video games are associated with smoking behavior and attitudes. This systematic review examines research on the relationship between video games and smoking. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, psycINFO, and Web of Science through August 20, 2014. Twenty-four studies met inclusion criteria. Studies were synthesized qualitatively in four domains: the prevalence and incidence of smoking imagery in video games (n = 6), video game playing and smoking behavior (n = 11), video game addiction and tobacco addiction (n = 5) and genre-specific game playing and smoking be...
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Humans, Cross-Sectional Studies, Adolescent Behavior, Smoking, Behavior, Addictive, Video Games, Adolescent, Adult, Child, New South Wales, Female, Male, Pediatric, Behavioral and Social Science, Drug Abuse, Tobacco, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Brain Disorders, Tobacco Smoke and Health, Clinical Research, Cancer, Respiratory, Public Health, Public Health and Health Services, Clinical Sciences, Marketing, Behavior, Addictive, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Developmental psychology, Social psychology, Web of science, Perception, Psychology, Video game addiction, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Young adult, Cross-sectional study
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