P. M. O'Malley (Prev. Med. 13, 421-426, 1984) has stimulated discussion on the issues of self-reported smoking, the use of validation procedures to enhance self-report of smoking behavior, and the question of trends toward increases in underreporting of adolescent smoking. O'Malley's analysis was prompted by an earlier report of data from the Childhood Antecedents of Smoking Study. In response to O'Malley, further analysis comparing data from the Childhood Antecedents of Smoking Study with data from the Monitoring the Future study is presented, and recent evidence on the "bogus pipeline" methodology is reviewed.
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’ Research of the Childhood Antecedents of Smoking Study (CASS) discussed herein was supported in part by National Child Health and Human Development Contract NOl-HD-9-2831 from the National Institutes of Health and by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (5 T32-HL-07328) (J.M.S.). * To whom reprint requests should be addressed at Division of Epidemiology, Stadium Gate 20, 611 Beacon St., SE., Minneapolis, Minn. 55455.