Adaptation of a Smoking Cessation and Prevention Website for Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
Bowen, Deborah J.
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CitationTaualii, Maile, Nigel Bush, Deborah J. Bowen, Ralph Forquera. "Adaptation of a Smoking Cessation and Prevention Website for Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Youth" Journal of Cancer Education 25(1): 23-31. (2010)
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.