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Research shows disproportionate availability of tobacco retailers in disadvantaged neighborhoods, but little is known about the neighborhood correlates of e-cigarette specialty retailers (i.e., "vape stores"). We compiled addresses for all vape stores in Orange County (OC) (n = 174), CA, using a systematic internet search. Using American Community Survey data, we investigated the spatial structure and census tract correlates of vape store count. 23.4% of census tracts had at least one vape store, and those areas had higher percentage Hispanic population. Multivariate zero-inflated Poisson regressions revealed a higher incidence rate of vape stores in tracts with larger proportions of Hispanics, lower population density, and greater tobacco retailer density, net of other sociodemographic factors and zoning. These results suggest nicotine control initiatives in the age of e-cigarettes must consider the locational strategies of e-cigarette retailers, which are more common in Hispanic communities and areas already marked by tobacco retail activity.
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Name: Health & place
Background E-cigarette use rates are high among youth, but there is limited information on the types of e-cigarette devices that are used by youth. Methods During Spring 2017, students from 4 high sch...
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Placebo controlled, randomized, double blind, cross-over design. Single vape of 0.25ml 5% CBD e-liquid (12.5mg CBD) and single vape of 0.25ml e-liquid, tastes like lemon and madeleine. 15...
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Aim 1: To compare the overall toxicant exposure in pregnant women who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs, vapor, e-liquid, e-juice, vape, vaping devices) compared to women who smoke convent...
Differences in access to or availability of facilities and services
The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between socioeconomic and /or geographically defined population groups.
Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)
The SMOKING of CIGARETTES.