A content analysis of smokeless tobacco coverage in U.S. newspapers and news wires.

TitleA content analysis of smokeless tobacco coverage in U.S. newspapers and news wires.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWackowski OA, Lewis JM, Delnevo CD, Ling PM
JournalNicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Volume15
Issue7
Pagination1289-96
Date Published2013 Jul
Abstract

Research attention on smokeless tobacco (SLT) has focused on SLT use, health risks, harm-reduction potential, and risk perceptions, but few studies have examined mediated communications about SLT. This study aims to contribute to the literature by providing the first description of SLT coverage in the news, an important communication channel given its ability to educate and shape public opinion about tobacco issues.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0055951
Alternate JournalNicotine Tob. Res.