Cigarette smoking among adolescents: Is the rate declining?

Maurice B. Mittelmark, David M. Murray, Russell V Luepker, Terry F. Pechacek

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Recent reports have indicated that adolescent cigarette smoking is declining. This report presents new data which point to sharply higher smoking levels than those reported elsewhere. These findings raise questions about whether adolescent smoking levels are truly declining and suggest that the traditional methods for measuring adolescent smoking may be inadequate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-712
Number of pages5
JournalPreventive medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1982

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1 Supported in part by National Child Health and Human Development Contract NOI-HD-9-2831 from the National Institutes of Health. 2To whom reprint requests should be addressed: Maurice B. Mittelmark, Ph.D., Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene, Stadium Gate 27, 611 Beacon Street, SE., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.


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