Seasonality in onset of youth smoking parallels seasonality in cigarette sales
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Letter to the Editor
Adolescent; Humans; *Seasons; Smoking; Tobacco Industry
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Substance Abuse and Addiction
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.
DOI of Published Version
Tob Control. 2003 Sep;12(3):339. doi:10.1136/tc.12.3.339
Wellman, Robert J. and DiFranza, Joseph R., "Seasonality in onset of youth smoking parallels seasonality in cigarette sales" (2003). Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations. 266.