Youth tobacco surveillance--United States, 2001-2002.

  title={Youth tobacco surveillance--United States, 2001-2002.},
  author={LaTisha L. Marshall and Michael W. Schooley and Heather Ryan and Patrick Cox and Alyssa Easton and Cheryl G Healton and Kat Jackson and Kevin C Davis and Ghada Homsi},
  journal={Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries},
  volume={55 3},
PROBLEM/CONDITION Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 440,000 deaths each year. The prevalence of cigarette smoking nationwide among high school students (grades 9-12) increased during the 1990s, peaking during 1996-1997, and then declined. Approximately 80% of tobacco users initiate use before age 18 years. An estimated 6.4 million children aged <18 years who are living today will die prematurely as adults because they… CONTINUE READING
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