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Sunday Azagba

Sunday Azagba

Associate Professor, Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
SPA5695@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Tobacco Products
  • Smoking
  • Students
  • Smokers
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Canada
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco Use
  • Population
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Vaping
  • Logistic Models

Recent Publications

2024

Azagba, S, Ebling, T & Korkmaz, A 2024, 'Mediators of Bullying Victimization and Substance Use Among US High School Students', International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-023-01235-3
Azagba, S, Ebling, T & Korkmaz, A 2024, 'Social media and e-cigarette use: The mediating role of mental health conditions', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 344, pp. 528-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.10.053
Azagba, S, Ebling, T, Shan, L, Hall, M & Wolfson, M 2024, 'Treatment Referrals Post-prohibition of Alcohol Exclusion Laws: Evidence from Colorado and Illinois: Evidence from Colorado and Illinois', Journal of general internal medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-023-08544-2

2023

Azagba, S, Ebling, T, Jensen, JK & Hall, M 2023, 'A content review of state tobacco pre-emption laws in the US', Public Health, vol. 222, pp. 140-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2023.07.003
Azagba, S, Ebling, T & Shan, L 2023, 'A double disparity: Rural sexual minorities and tobacco use among U.S. adults', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 137, 107527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107527
Azagba, S, Ebling, T, Adekeye, OT & Shan, L 2023, 'Corrigendum to "Mental health condition indicators and e-cigarette use among sexual minority youth" [J. Affect. Disord. 319 (2022) pages 1-7]', Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2023.07.111
Azagba, S, Jensen, JK, Ebling, T & Hall, M 2023, 'E-cigarette preemption laws: Limiting local communities from protecting youth', Preventive Medicine, pp. 107462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107462
King Jensen, JL, Cornacchione Ross, J, Rebentisch, K, Delnevo, CD & Azagba, S 2023, 'Examining Cigar Pack Quantity Purchases by Cigar Type in the United States between 2014 and 2017', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 25, pp. S50-S58. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac285
Azagba, S, Ebling, T & Hall, M 2023, 'Health claims denial for alcohol intoxication: State laws and structural stigma', Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 1748-1755. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.15153
Azagba, S, Ebling, T & Shan, L 2023, 'Is socioeconomic status related to youth e-cigarette use? Examining family affluence and sexual identity', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 141, pp. 107636. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107636
Jensen, JK, Stoddard, GJ, Delnevo, CD, Merten, JW & Azagba, S 2023, 'Longitudinal analysis of cigar use patterns among US youth and adults, 2013–2019', BMC Public Health, vol. 23, no. 1, 1580. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16253-y
Huang, S, Chen, Q, Griffin, P, Liu, G & Azagba, S 2023, 'Longitudinal transitions in tobacco use in youth and young adults: A latent transition analysis of the population assessment of tobacco and health study from Wave 1 to 5', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 138, 107548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107548
Azagba, S, Ebling, T, Adekeye, OT, Hall, M & Jensen, JK 2023, 'Loopholes for Underage Access in E-Cigarette Delivery Sales Laws, United States, 2022', American journal of public health, vol. 113, no. 5, pp. 568-576. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2023.307228
Azagba, S, Ebling, T & Shan, L 2023, 'Sexual Minority Youth E-Cigarette Use', Pediatrics, vol. 151, no. 3, e2022058414. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-058414
Jensen, JK, Ko, H, Delnevo, CD & Azagba, S 2023, 'The Impact of Modest Price Increases and Single Cigar Restrictions on Youth Cigar Use', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 159-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2023.09.013
Qeadan, F, Nicolson, A, Barbeau, WA, Azagba, S & English, K 2023, 'The association between dual use of electronic nicotine products and illicit drugs with adverse cardiovascular and respiratory outcomes in a longitudinal analysis using the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) survey', Drug and alcohol dependence reports, vol. 7, pp. 100166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dadr.2023.100166
Jensen, JK, Ko, H, Kim, J, Delnevo, CD & Azagba, S 2023, 'The impact of cigar pack size and pricing policies on youth and adult cigar use in the US', Drug and alcohol dependence, vol. 248, 109897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109897

2022

King Jensen, JL, Delnevo, CD, Merten, JW, Torton, B & Azagba, S 2022, 'A synthesis of local cigar pack policies in the US', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 28, 101865. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101865
Qeadan, F, Madden, EF, Barbeau, WA, Mensah, NA, Azagba, S & English, K 2022, 'Associations between discrimination and adverse mental health symptoms and disorder diagnoses among college students in the United States', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 310, pp. 249-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.026
Qeadan, F, Azagba, S, Barbeau, WA, Gu, LY, Mensah, NA, Komaromy, M, English, K & Madden, EF 2022, 'Associations between discrimination and substance use among college students in the United States from 2015 to 2019', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 125, 107164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107164
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2022, 'Disparities in the receipt of medical doctors' advice to quit smoking in the U.S., 1992–2019', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 125, 107145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107145
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Ebling, T, Wolfson, M, Hall, M & Chaloupka, F 2022, 'Does state repeal of alcohol exclusion laws increase problem drinking?', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 2103-2109. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14942
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2022, 'Exposure to tobacco and e-cigarette advertisements by sexual identity status among high school students', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 125, 107165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107165
Odukoya, OO, Abdiwahab, EA, Olubodun, T, Azagba, S, Ogunsola, FT & Okuyemi, KS 2022, 'Implementing a smoking cessation intervention for people experiencing homelessness: Participants’ preferences, feedback, and satisfaction with the ‘power to quit’ program', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 6 June, e0268653. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268653
Azagba, S, Ebling, T, Adekeye, OT & Shan, L 2022, 'Mental health condition indicators and e-cigarette use among sexual minority youth', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 319, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.09.032
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Hall, M, Wolfson, M & Chaloupka, F 2022, 'Repeal of state laws permitting denial of health claims resulting from alcohol impairment: Impact on treatment utilization', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 100, 103530. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103530
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2022, 'Trends in the frequency of cigar use among US adults, 1998/99–2018/19', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 131, 107331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107331

2021

Azagba, S, King, J & Shan, L 2021, 'Associations between e-cigarette pack size and vaping frequency among U.S. adults', Preventive Medicine, vol. 143, 106332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106332
Qeadan, F, Barbeau, WA, Shan, L & Azagba, S 2021, 'Associations between sexual identity-attraction discordance, and prescription opioid misuse among adults', Preventive Medicine, vol. 145, 106401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106401
Ballard, PJ, Pankratz, M, Wagoner, KG, Cornacchione Ross, J, Rhodes, SD, Azagba, S, Song, EY & Wolfson, M 2021, 'Changing course: supporting a shift to environmental strategies in a state prevention system', Substance Abuse: Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, vol. 16, no. 1, 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00341-y
Azagba, S, King, JL & Shan, L 2021, 'Characteristics differ based on usual cigar-type use among U.S. adults: Analysis from the tobacco use supplement to the current population survey', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 24, 101560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101560
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2021, 'Disparities in the frequency of tobacco products use by sexual identity status', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 122, 107032. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107032
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2021, 'Examining the role of acculturation in e-cigarette use among U.S. immigrant adults', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 7, 3658. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073658
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2021, 'Heated Tobacco Products: Awareness and Ever Use Among U.S. Adults', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 684-691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.11.011
Shan, L & Azagba, S 2022, 'Longitudinal associations of tobacco-related social media involvement with cigarette and e-cigarette initiation among US adolescents', European Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 181, no. 1, pp. 189-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-021-04166-0
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Wolfson, M, Hall, M & Chaloupka, F 2021, 'Problem drinking as intentional risky behavior: Examining the association between state health insurance coverage and excessive alcohol consumption', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 24, 101556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101556
Azagba, S & Shan, L 2021, 'Tobacco craving, nicotine dependence, and quit intentions among lgb and non-lgb high school students: A quasi-experimental analysis', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, no. 17, 9000. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179000
King, JL, Shan, L & Azagba, S 2021, 'Trends in sexual orientation disparities in cigarette smoking: Intersections between race/ethnicity and sex', Preventive Medicine, vol. 153, 106760. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106760
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Qeadan, F & Wolfson, M 2021, 'Unemployment rate, opioids misuse and other substance abuse: quasi-experimental evidence from treatment admissions data', BMC psychiatry, vol. 21, no. 1, 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02981-7

2020

Azagba, S, Shan, L & Latham, K 2020, 'A Trend Analysis of Age of First Marijuana Use Among High School Students in the United States From 1991 to 2017', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 302-310. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198119889652
King, JL, Shan, L & Azagba, S 2020, 'Association between purchasing behaviors and cigar use: A longitudinal analysis of Waves 1-3 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study', PloS one, vol. 15, no. 6 June, e0235496. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235496
Manzione, LC, Shan, L & Azagba, S 2020, 'Associations Between Risk Perceptions and Cigarette, E-cigarette, and Dual-Product Use Among Canadian Adolescents', Tobacco use insights, vol. 13, pp. 1179173X20903784. https://doi.org/10.1177/1179173X20903784
Azagba, S, Shan, L & Manzione, L 2020, 'Associations of home and workplace vaping restrictions with e-cigarette use among U.S. adults', Preventive Medicine, vol. 139, 106196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106196
Azagba, S, Mensah, NA, Shan, L & Latham, K 2020, 'Bullying Victimization and e-Cigarette Use among Middle and High School Students', Journal of School Health, vol. 90, no. 7, pp. 545-553. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12902
Azagba, S, King, J, Shan, L & Manzione, L 2020, 'Cigarette Smoking Behavior Among Menthol and Nonmenthol Adolescent Smokers', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 545-550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.11.307
Azagba, S, Shan, L & Manzione, L 2020, 'Cigarette, E-cigarette, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use by Cancer Diagnosis Status: A Longitudinal Analysis', Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, vol. 14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1178221820980470
Azagba, S, Shan, L & Latham, K 2020, 'County Smoke-Free Laws and Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults, 1995–2015', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 97-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.08.025
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Latham, K & Qeadan, F 2020, 'Disparities in adult cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use by sexual identity', Drug and alcohol dependence, vol. 206, 107684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107684
Azagba, S, Qeadan, F, Shan, L, Latham, K & Wolfson, M 2020, 'E-Cigarette Use and Transition in Adult Smoking Frequency: A Longitudinal Study', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 367-376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.02.024
Azagba, S, Shan, L & Latham, K 2020, 'E-cigarette Retail Licensing Policy and E-cigarette Use Among Adolescents', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 123-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.06.010
Azagba, S, Latham, K & Shan, L 2020, 'Marijuana use and subsequent cigarette use among U.S. adolescents: A longitudinal study', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 102, 106194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106194
Wolfson, M, Wagoner, KG, Song, EY, Pankratz, M & Azagba, S 2020, Methods for population research on substance use and consequences. in Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, vol. 258, Springer, pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1007/164_2019_319
Shan, L, Manzione, LC & Azagba, S 2020, 'Psychological well-being and dual-use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes among high school students in Canada', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 265, pp. 357-363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.085
Azagba, S, Manzione, LC & Shan, L 2020, 'Response to “Adolescent Tobacco Use in the Current Era of Multiple Products for Smoking”', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.11.296
Azagba, S & Manzione, L 2020, 'Retail Outlets and Point-of-Sale Marketing of Alternative Tobacco Products: Another Threat to Tobacco Control', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 385-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.01.001
Azagba, S, Shan, L & Latham, K 2020, 'Rural-urban differences in cannabis detected in fatally injured drivers in the United States', Preventive Medicine, vol. 132, 105975. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105975
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Manzione, LC, Latham, K, Rogers, C & Qeadan, F 2020, 'Single cigarette purchasers among adult U.S. smokers', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 17, 101055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101055
Azagba, S, Latham, K & Shan, L 2020, 'Sociodemographic Differences in Secondhand Smoke Exposure in the United States', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 602-610. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198120925414
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Latham, K & Manzione, L 2020, 'Trends in Binge and Heavy Drinking among Adults in the United States, 2011–2017', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 990-997. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2020.1717538
Azagba, S, Shan, L, Latham, K & Qeadan, F 2020, 'Trends in cigarette smoking among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the USA: 1992–2015', Cancer Causes and Control, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-019-01250-7
Azagba, S, Manzione, L, Shan, L & King, J 2020, 'Trends in smoking behaviors among us adolescent cigarette smokers', Pediatrics, vol. 145, no. 3, e20193047. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-3047
Azagba, S, Manzione, L, Shan, L & King, J 2020, 'Trends in smoking during pregnancy by socioeconomic characteristics in the United States, 2010-2017', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 20, no. 1, 52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-2748-y