This book presents a counter-view, based on a survey of several thousand young persons and adults, probing attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and perceptions of risk associated with smoking. The authors agree that young smokers give little or no thought to health risks or the problems of addiction. The survey data contradicts the model of informed, rational choice and underscores the need for aggressive policies to counter tobacco firms’ marketing and promotional efforts and to restrict youth access to tobacco. 

Tobacco and Public Health Policy: A Youth-Centered Approach

Tobacco and public health policy: A youth-centered approach
Richard J.Bonnie

In 1994, the U.S. surgeon general issued an important report titled Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1994a) that summarized current scientific knowledge on smoking initiation and the efficacy of preventive interventions. ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles