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Introduction. Smoking rates are 15% in Vermont and higher in low-income populations. Winooski, Vermont is vulnerable to high tobacco use rates given that 23.6% of Winooski residents live below the poverty line. Tobacco advertising, which has been shown to have a direct, dose-dependent association with youth tobacco use, is highly prevalent in stores in Winooski.


Burton Wilke, PhD, University of Vermont

Kate Nugent, MA, Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community


Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community


Environmental Health, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity, Social Determinants of Health, Substance Abuse, Tobacco Use


Presented at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, November 4, 2013 as "Assessing attitudes towards tobacco advertising in Winooski, VT," by Kristopher Azevedo, Benjamin Brown, Eric Chang, Jessie Evangelista, Ian McDaniels, Olga Kuzina, Anisha Patel, Kate Nugent, Burton Wilcke, PhD, Thomas V. Delaney, PhD and Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH.

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Assessing Attitudes Towards Tobacco Advertising in Winooski, VT