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Title: An Evaluation of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Cigarette Smoking Among Youth
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1. Haibach, Jeffrey P.
Homish, Gregory G.
Collins, R. Lorraine
Ambrosone, Christine B.
Giovino, Gary A.
An Evaluation of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Cigarette Smoking Among Youth
Nicotine and Tobacco Research 17,6 (June 2015): 719-726.
Also: http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/6/719.abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Keyword(s): Adolescent health; Cigarette Use (see Smoking); Nutritional Status/Nutrition/Consumption Behaviors; Smoking (see Cigarette Use)

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Introduction: Research across the past 4 decades has supported a cross-sectional association between adult cigarette smoking and lower fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC), and emerging research suggests higher FVC may predict cessation. Among youth, findings are limited to a few cross-sectional studies with somewhat mixed results. Here we evaluated the FVC-smoking association among youth both cross-sectionally and longitudinally.

Methods: We analyzed data from a subsample of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979: Child and Young Adult. The subsample included adolescents aged 14-18 years at baseline in the year 2004. Multivariable cross-sectional analyses assessed whether baseline FVC was associated with smoking frequency among ever-smokers (n = 578). Longitudinally, the study assessed whether baseline FVC predicted smoking progression among baseline never-smokers who tried a cigarette by 4-year follow-up (n = 388). Multivariable regression models adjusted for age, gender, race/ethnicity, parental education, and health behavior orientation.

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Haibach, Jeffrey P., Gregory G. Homish, R. Lorraine Collins, Christine B. Ambrosone and Gary A. Giovino. "An Evaluation of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Cigarette Smoking Among Youth." Nicotine and Tobacco Research 17,6 (June 2015): 719-726.