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American Legacy Foundation, Legacy First Look Report 7. Cigarettte Smoking AMong Youth: Results from the 2000 National Youth Tobacco Survey

  • Author(s): Mattew C. Farrelly, PhD
  • My-Charllins Vilsaint, BA
  • Drew Lindsey, BA
  • Kristin Y. Thomas, BS
  • Peter Messeri, PhD
  • et al.

This survey was designed to provide nationally representative estimates of smoking behaviors, attitutes, and influences among African-American, Hispanic, and White middle and high school students. The prevalence youth smoking from this survey was reported in Legacy First Look Report 1, Cigarettee Smoking Among Youth: Results from the 1999 National Youth Tobacco Survey. In Spring 2000, the NYTS was repeated to complement the National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys that are conducted in the spring of odd years. Th sample size of the 2000 NYTS was increased to provide a nationally representative sample of Asian-Americans in middle and high school. The current report updated the findings from the 1999 NYTS focusing on the prevalence and intensity of youth smoking behavior and the characteristics of cigarettes smoked by middle and high school students.

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