Adaptation of a smoking cessation and prevention website for urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
Bowen, Deborah J
Taualii, Maile and Bush, Nigel and Bowen, Deborah J and Forquera, Ralph (2010) Adaptation of a smoking cessation and prevention website for urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 25 (1). pp. 23-31.
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Tobacco use among American Indian youth is a disproportionately significant problem. We adapted and modified an existing web-based and youth-focused tobacco control program to make it appropriate for young urban American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). The results of the focus group indicate that AI/AN youth were very receptive to the use of a web-based Zine-style intervention tool. They wanted the look and feel of the website to be more oriented toward their cultural images. Future research should examine if successful programs for reducing non-ceremonial tobacco use among urban AI/AN youth can keep young irregular smokers from becoming adult smokers.