publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Adolescent Same-Sex and Both-Sex Romantic Attractions and Relationships: Implications for Smoking

Easton, Alyssa; Jackson, Kat; Mowery, Paul; Comeau, Dawn; Sell, Randall;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Publisher: American Public Health Association
Abstract
Objectives. We examined cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between smoking and romantic attractions and relationships. Methods. We used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to assess associations of smoking at Waves I and II with same-sex, both-sex, and opposite-sex romantic attractions or relationships as determined at Wave I. We used logistic regression to predict smoking at Wave II by sexual orientation. Results. Both adolescent boys and adolescent girls with both-sex attractions or relationships were significantly more likely than those with opposite-sex attractions or relationships to be current smokers. Adolescent boys ...
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free text keywords: Research and Practice, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Environmental health, Longitudinal study, Clinical psychology, Tobacco use prevention, Smoking prevalence, Social psychology, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Adolescent health, Logistic regression, Romance, Sexual orientation
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