Research on racial and gender differences in teen smoking

Recent studies have shown important differences in smoking prevalence among racial and ethnic groups and between males and females. This grant provides partial support for the second year of the CDC's Prevention Centers Tobacco Network Program, a collaborative project involving 11 academic institutions, designed to explore the social and cultural factors that contribute to the different trends in smoking behaviors among racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Year 2 research activities will examine the effects of marketing and environmental influences on youth in different ethnic-racial and gender subgroups and provide needed guidelines for effective counter-marketing. Conferences will link leading tobacco control researchers with youth marketing and tobacco counter-marketing experts.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $451,185.00

Awarded on: 11/22/1996

Time frame: 12/1/1996 - 11/30/1997

Grant Number: 30145


National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Inc.

600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
Atlanta, 30308-2219


Michael P. Eriksen
Project Director