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Tobacco Use in California 1992: A Focus on Preventing Uptake in Adolescents

  • Author(s): Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of California, San Diego
  • California Department of Health Services, Sacramento
  • Westat, Inc.
  • et al.
Abstract

Executive Summary This report reviews evidence of progress in achieving the goals set for the California Tobacco Control Program that was funded by the voter sponsored Tobacco Tax Initiative (Proposition 99 of 1988). In addition, this report provides information about influences on adolescent smoking behavior; these data have become available as part of the evaluation of this Program. Three overall conclusions are presented on the impact of the Tobacco Control Program though 1992 and the major barriers to the Program’s success with adolescents. These conclusions are followed by summary of the findings for each topic considered in this report. Detailed analyses of the findings are included in the chapters indicated.

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