|Title||Factors influencing adolescents' decision not to smoke.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Kulbok, PA, Rhee, H, Botchwey, N, Hinton, I, Bovbjerg, VE, Anderson, NLois Ruth|
|Journal||Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)|
|Date Published||2008 Nov-Dec|
Although adolescents ultimately make their own decisions to smoke or not to smoke, social, economic, and environmental circumstances shape their choices. Most research on prevention of youth tobacco use focuses on predictors of smoking initiation. In this study, we explored nonsmoking attitudes, beliefs, and norms from the perspective of 16-17-year-old nonsmokers.