Title

Seasonality in onset of youth smoking parallels seasonality in cigarette sales

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

9-6-2003

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Subjects

Adolescent; Humans; *Seasons; Smoking; Tobacco Industry

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

Extract: Cigarette sales in the USA peak in the summer months, June through August. This finding prompted examination of data on the onset of youth smoking to determine whether a similar pattern could be discerned. In this letter we report data from the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth (DANDY) study.

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Citation: Tob Control. 2003 Sep;12(3):339. doi:10.1136/tc.12.3.339

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed