Show simple item record Falba, T
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2010-12-08T20:52:59Z 2005-02
dc.identifier.citation J Behav Med, 2005, 28 (1), pp. 21 - 33
dc.identifier.issn 0160-7715
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the effect of serious health events including new diagnoses of heart attacks, strokes, cancers, chronic lung disease, chronic heart failure, diabetes, and heart disease on future smoking status up to 6 years postevent. Data come from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative longitudinal survey of Americans aged 51-61 in 1991, followed every 2 years from 1992 to 1998. Smoking status is evaluated at each of three follow-ups, (1994, 1996, and 1998) as a function of health events between each of the four waves. Acute and chronic health events are associated with much lower likelihood of smoking both in the wave immediately following the event and up to 6 years later. However, future events do not retrospectively predict past cessation. In sum, serious health events have substantial impacts on cessation rates of older smokers. Notably, these effects persist for as much as 6 years after a health event.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (#039787), as part of the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center at Yale en_US
dc.format.extent 21 - 33
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof J Behav Med
dc.subject Diabetes Mellitus
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Health Behavior
dc.subject Health Status
dc.subject Heart Failure
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Logistic Models
dc.subject Longitudinal Studies
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Smoking
dc.subject Smoking Cessation
dc.subject Social Environment
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject United States
dc.title Health events and the smoking cessation of middle aged Americans.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.department Economics
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Economics
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 28

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