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Am J Health Behav. 2013 Mar;37(2):248-56. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.2.12.

Tobacco use, cessation, and home smoking rules in a Hispanic community.

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  • 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA, USA.



To determine prevalence of smoking, quit ratios, and home smoking rules among Hispanics residing in colonias in El Paso, Texas.


Face-to-face interviews with 1485 Hispanic adults. GeoFrameā„¢ field enumeration methods were used to develop a sampling frame from households in randomly selected colonias.


The overall percent of current cigarette smoking was 14.6% (95% CI 12.4 to 16.8); Over 55% of smokers reported a serious quit attempt. Participants overwhelmingly reported that smoking was not allowed in their homes.


Prevalence estimates for current smoking and restriction in the home were similar to those reported for recent national surveys.

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