Files

Download

Download Full Text (649 KB)

Date

2018

Abstract

Among adult smokers, 88% started smoking before the age of 18. This challenge is complicated by the effective advertising efforts of the tobacco industry, which have been shown to cause the onset of smoking in adolescents. Franklin County, MA has not been immune to this problem, as 42% of 12th graders reported trying a cigarette and 51% of 12th graders reported trying electronic vapor products. This project focused on the need for early and current tobacco prevention information to keep up with the promotional campaigns of the tobacco industry. Reaching youth with fresh information before their first puff is vital to smoking prevention.

Clinical Site

Valley Medical Group

Keywords

Massachusetts, Smoking, Youth, Prevention, Cessation

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care

Early and Current Educational Information is Key in Preventing Smoking in Massachusetts Youth

Share

COinS