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Am J Public Health. 2007 Aug;97(8):1397-8. Epub 2007 Jun 28.

High school seniors' smoking initiation and progression 1 year after graduation.

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Cancer Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA. tercyakk@georgetown.edu

Abstract

We explored cigarette smoking prevalence rates in former high school seniors 1 year after graduation and found that among 12th grade never smokers, 25% initiated smoking, and among 12th grade ever smokers, 39% increased their cigarette use. Alcohol use in 12th grade, along with not attending college, were both positively related to smoking progression. Risk for smoking initiation does not end at adolescence, and the public health community must continue tobacco control initiatives throughout adolescence and young adulthood.

PMID:
17600259
PMCID:
PMC1931449
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2006.094235
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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