Sources of cigarettes for tenth graders in two minnesota cities

Jean Forster, Knut Inge Klepp, Robert W Jeffery

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This paper reports results of a survey of tenth graders in two Minnesota cities, designed to determine the major sources of cigarettes for underage teenagers. The results indicated these teenagers perceived easy access to cigarettes. Tenth graders in this sample reported purchasing cigarettes in a variety of locations, but particularly from gas stations, convenience stores and vending machines. Few reported obtaining cigarettes from family or other adults. The majority were able to state the legal age of sale of cigarettes in Minnesota. However,* few reported ever being asked for proof of age when attempting to purchase cigarettes. The results suggest several avenues for reducing access by teenagers totobacco.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalHealth education research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

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