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Impact of early sexual debut on gay men's tobacco use

Lombardi, E and Silvestre, AJ and Janosky, JE and Fisher, G and Rinaldo, C (2008) Impact of early sexual debut on gay men's tobacco use. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 10 (11). 1591 - 1595. ISSN 1462-2203

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Young men's sexual experiences with men are different from their sexual experiences with women because of homophobia. Early sexual debut with another man could lead to tobacco use as a result. The study assessed 691 HIV-negative gay men recruited from southwestern Pennsylvania. Early sexual experiences with men and women were associated with participants' smoking behaviors. It is thought that the early sexual debut with men may place these individuals at risk for homophobia as well as for being socialized in environments that will influence their smoking behavior. To be effective, tobacco control programs need to be culturally competent regarding issues that affect gay men.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lombardi, E
Silvestre, AJtonys@pitt.eduTONYS
Janosky, JE
Fisher, Ggfisher@pitt.eduGFISHER
Rinaldo, CRINALDO@pitt.eduRINALDO
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: 19 November 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Volume: 10
Number: 11
Page Range: 1591 - 1595
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/14622200802409982
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1462-2203
MeSH Headings: Adult; Coitus--psychology; Homosexuality, Male--psychology; Homosexuality, Male--statistics & numerical data; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Male; Pennsylvania--epidemiology; Questionnaires; Risk-Taking; Sexual Partners; Smoking--epidemiology; Smoking--psychology; Tobacco Use Disorder--epidemiology; Tobacco Use Disorder--psychology
PubMed ID: 18988071
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 19:41
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:55


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