Declining tobacco use among North Carolina middle and high school students: 1999-2007.

@article{Proescholdbell2009DecliningTU,
  title={Declining tobacco use among North Carolina middle and high school students: 1999-2007.},
  author={Scott K. Proescholdbell and Shelley K Summerlin-Long and Adam O. Goldstein},
  journal={North Carolina medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={205-12}
}
BACKGROUND In 1999, North Carolina first conducted the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) among middle and high school students and found current smoking rates higher than the national average. In 2003, school and community grants across the state were funded to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use. METHODS The North Carolina YTS has been conducted every other year since 1999 with high response rates by schools and students. The YTS is a written survey administered during the school day. It is… CONTINUE READING