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Am J Public Health. 1999 Oct;89(10):1561-4.

Which adults do underaged youth ask for cigarettes?

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Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif., USA. kribisl@sph.unc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study identified adults' demographic and smoking behavior characteristics that are related to being asked to provide tobacco to a minor.

METHODS:

Telephone interviews were conducted with 6352 California adults. Predictors included age, sex, household income, and smoking status.

RESULTS:

Only 10.1% of California adults had been asked to provide tobacco to a minor in the previous year. Fewer than 3% of individuals 55 years and older had been asked to provide tobacco, but among younger smokers 59.0% of 18- and 19-year-olds and 39.3% of 20- to 24-year-olds had been approached.

CONCLUSIONS:

Interventions to reduce the social availability of tobacco are needed.

PMID:
10511840
PMCID:
PMC1508791
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.89.10.1561
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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