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Smoking, information sources, and risk perceptions - New results on Swedish data

Lundborg, Petter LU (2007) In Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 34(3). p.217-240
Abstract
Using data on Swedish adolescents, this study examines (1) perceptions of the addictiveness and mortality risk of smoking, (2) the effects of these perceptions on smoking behaviour, and (3) the role of various smoking risk information sources. The average respondent believed that 46 out of 100 smokers would die from diseases caused by their smoking. As to addictiveness perceptions, the average respondent believed that 68 out of 100 smokers trying to quit would not succeed. Both a higher perceived addictiveness and a higher perceived mortality risk were negatively related to smoking participation. The results showed substantial variation in the weight that the teenagers attached to the various information sources.
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risky behaviour, young people, smoking, risk perception
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Journal of Risk and Uncertainty
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34
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3
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217 - 240
publisher
Springer
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  • wos:000247158600003
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1573-0476
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10.1007/s11166-007-9010-0
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English
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  author       = {Lundborg, Petter},
  issn         = {1573-0476},
  keyword      = {risky behaviour,young people,smoking,risk perception},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {217--240},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Risk and Uncertainty},
  title        = {Smoking, information sources, and risk perceptions - New results on Swedish data},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11166-007-9010-0},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2007},
}