TITLE

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students -- United States, 2000-2009

AUTHOR(S)
Arrazola, R. A.; Dube, S. R.; Kaufmann, R. B.; Caraballo, R. S.; Pechacek, T.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/27/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 33, p1063
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 2000-2009 data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) in a bid to monitor trends in terms of tobacco use among middle and high school students. Data show that 8.2% of middle school students and 23.9% of high school students admitted using tobacco products. It adds that prevalence of tobacco use did not pose a decline in both groups from 2006 to 2009. It recommends the implementation of tobacco control policies to control tobacco use among the youth.
ACCESSION #
54354322

 

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