Implications of Personal Genomic Testing for Health Behaviors: The Case of Smoking.

TitleImplications of Personal Genomic Testing for Health Behaviors: The Case of Smoking.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsOlfson, E., Hartz, S., Carere, D. A., Green, R. C., Roberts, J. S., & Bierut, L. J.
Corporate AuthorsPGen Study Group
JournalNicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Volume18
Issue12
Pagination2273-2277
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN1469-994X
Abstract

Direct-to-consumer personal genomic testing has the potential to influence health behaviors, including smoking. Critics of this testing highlight limited evidence to support positive behavioral benefits and caution that genomic results may provide false reassurance, leading to unhealthy behaviors. This study investigates interest in genetic risks of smoking-related diseases and changes in smoking behaviors among genomic testing consumers.

Alternate JournalNicotine Tob. Res.