Yajing Hao's research while affiliated with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other places

Publications (2)

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Introduction: Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in smoking is a priority for state tobacco control programs. We investigated disparities in cigarette use by race/ethnicity, as well as trends in cigarette use across racial/ethnic groups from 2011 to 2018 in 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Methods: We used data from the Behavioral Risk...
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Introduction Some, but not all, studies suggest that menthol cigarette smokers have more difficulty quitting than non-menthol cigarette smokers. Inconsistent findings may be a result of differences in smoker characteristics (e.g. daily vs. non-daily smokers) across studies. This study examines the relationship between menthol cigarette use, cessati...

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... Similarly, some studies indicate that Hispanics have better-quality diets than non-Hispanic Blacks and Whites [23,24], while others find the opposite [19,25]. Moreover, although previous studies have found that smoking is not as prevalent among Hispanics/Latinos as it is among other racial/ethnic groups [7,26,27], these studies have focused primarily on Hispanics/Latinos of Mexican descent [e.g., 7]. These differences may be explained by variations in diet, physical activity levels, and smoking rates between Latinx subgroups. ...
... While the literature provides critical insights on what shapes cessation prevalence and adherence to smoking cessation therapies (Honjo et al. 2006;Kim et al. 2019;Leventhal et al. 2021;Mills et al. 2021;Zhuang et al. 2015), there is less information on how structural racism shapes the availability of and access to smoking cessation therapies among communities with different racial and ethnic classifications. Additionally, few studies provide information on the cessation experiences of non-daily smokersamong whom people racialized as Black are overrepresented (Nollen et al. 2018)and further examining how tobacco cessation advertising might be associated with use of smoking cessation therapies. ...