This research was designed to assess the relationship between political and social predictors and selected attitudes concerning tobacco control in California using a set of data originally designed to study health behaviors among persons of Korean descent in the state. Liberal-conservative ideology, partisan identification and voting participation as well as social variables were included as independent variables in the larger study. Variables concerning smoking control policies constituted the dependent variables. The larger study, which conducted repeated measures collected during (2001-2002, 2005-2006, and 2007- 2009) during a seven year period and involved over 5,000 participants. I concluded that political variables are not good predictors of support for tobacco control policies and that social variables are much stronger predictors than political ones in determining support for tobacco control in California. This contrasts with nearly all studies of American political participation and voting behavior. In addition, the results support the view that the mostly immigrant Korean Population is relatively insulated from state political culture, even though it possesses the resources to help themselves become acculturated into the dominant society. However, low language acculturation rates among first generation does not diminish the possibility of both first and second generation Koreans becoming involved with tobacco control issues once they are more integrated into American society.