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Young adult smoking behavior: implications for future population health

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posted on 2024-06-04, 11:10 authored by EA Gilpin, Vicki WhiteVicki White, MM White, JP Pierce
OBJECTIVE: To qualitatively project the future health burden of tobacco from present-day young adult smoking behavior. METHODS: Population surveys in California (2002) and nationally (1978-80, 2001-03). RESULTS: In 2002, 40% of California young adult smokers were nondaily smokers, 24% had quit at some time for >or=6 months, 45% said they smoked less now than previously, and 68% thought they would quit within 5 years. Interest in quitting was high, and most were actively engaged in the smoking cessation process. Young adult smoking behavior changed from 1978-80 to 2001-03. CONCLUSION: The future health burden from smoking will be less for the current generation of young adults.

History

Journal

American journal of health behavior

Volume

33

Pagination

569-580

Location

Oak Ridge, N.C.

ISSN

1087-3244

eISSN

1945-7359

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, PNG Publications

Issue

5

Publisher

PNG Publications