Teen and child smoking; initiation of smoking; causes and influences.

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Age at Smoking Initiation and Lung Damage
Scientific paper examines the evidence that lung damage is greater and more lasting the younger a person started smoking.
Educational Support Materials on Cancer
Reports and slide presentations on tobacco industry youth prevention programs, kids and tobacco, and spit tobacco. In Word and PowerPoint format.
Effects of Anti- and Pro-smoking Advertising in Convenience Stores
Research finds that point-of-purchase cigarette ads at convenience stores influence teen smoking.
In the Mix - Smoking: The Truth Unfiltered
PBS show on smoking. Emphasis is on effects of smoking in the here and now, not just 40 years down the line.
MedlinePlus: Smoking and Youth
Resources from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Monitoring the Future: Kids' favorite cigarettes
Just three cigarette brands account for nearly all teen smoking: Marlboro (Philip Morris), Newport (Lorillard), and Camel (RJ Reynolds). These are among the most heavily advertised and promoted cigarette brands, in particular Marlboro, and Marlboro alone accounts for nearly two thirds of teen smoking.
Progression to Established Smoking Among US Youths
Study presents national estimates of the proportion of youths in each of 7 stages of smoking, and evaluates the effects of pro-smoking and anti-smoking influences.
Smokefree Kids Fact Sheet
Facts on tobacco use among children, nicotine and nicotine addiction in children, tobacco-caused disease, questions to ask candidates for public office, children and tobacco advertising.
Teenshealth: Smoking
Article for teens on smoking and its promotion by the tobacco industry.
Tobacco and Kids: The Facts
Broad summary of issues from the Center for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Youth and Tobacco Facts
Factsheet on youth and tobacco from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
Young Smokers Risk Greater Genetic Damage
Tobacco products cause more lung cancer to smokers who start young, recent research finds; scientists think it may relate to the impact of smoking at an age when the lungs are still developing. (April 07, 1999)
Slugfest in the Smoke Ring
Washington Post article describes the approaches of the four major tobacco companies -- Philip Morris, R. J. Reynolds, Brown and Williamson, and Lorillard -- to get younger smokers, and explains why this is so important to the industry. (March 01, 1998)
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