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Smoking (Teenage)

  • By: Albert F. Hodapp & Joan B. Hodapp
  • In: Encyclopedia of School Psychology
  • Edited by: Steven W. Lee
  • Subject:School/Educational Psychology (general), School Psychology, Educational Psychology

While smoking among U.S. adults has steadily declined since the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, tobacco use among adolescents has followed a roller coaster pattern. The Monitoring the Future National Survey (Johnston & colleagues, 2001) found that smoking among U.S. high school seniors peaked at 39% in 1976, dropped to 29% in 1981, resurged to 37% in 1997, and then declined to 31% in 2000. Cigarettes are not the only source of tobacco use for teenagers, however. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2000) reported that in 1999, 40.2% of high school students admitted using cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and/or cigars. This translates to 4.5 million teen tobacco users. Who are these teen tobacco users? CDC researchers found that:

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