Young Adult Smoking and Quitting Patterns

Examining Social Influences on Young Adult Smoking and Cessation Trajectories

Young adult smokers (ages 18-24) display high rates of "social smoking."  Some may go on to much heavier cigarette use while others remain social smokers throughout adulthood.

This study aims to better understand the social factors that make it more or less likely for people to continue or quit smoking during young adulthood. These social factors include young adults’ environments (work, school), friends, partners, and family.