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Effects of Youth Tobacco Access and Possession Policy Interventions on Heavy Adolescent Smokers
DePaul University, Center for Community Research, 990 Fullerton Avenue, Suite 3100, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
University of Florida, Department of Health Education & Behavior, P.O. Box 118210 / FLG - 5 Gainesville, FL 32611-8210, USA
National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Room 3036A, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, USA
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Received: 29 October 2008 / Accepted: 17 December 2008 / Published: 23 December 2008
Abstract: This study evaluated the effects of tobacco PUP (Purchase, Use and Possession) laws on tobacco use patterns among students in twenty-four towns, which were randomly assigned into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group involved both PUP law enforcement and reducing minors’ access to commercial sources of tobacco, and the condition for the control group involved only efforts to reduce minors’ access to commercial sources of tobacco. The present study found that adolescents in the control group had a significantly greater increase in the percentage of youth who smoked 20 or more cigarettes per day when compared to the experimental group.
Keywords: PUP laws; minors’ access to tobacco
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Jason, L.A.; Pokorny, S.B.; Adams, M.L.; Topliff, A.; Harris, C.C.; Hunt, Y. Effects of Youth Tobacco Access and Possession Policy Interventions on Heavy Adolescent Smokers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 1-9.
Jason LA, Pokorny SB, Adams ML, Topliff A, Harris CC, Hunt Y. Effects of Youth Tobacco Access and Possession Policy Interventions on Heavy Adolescent Smokers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(1):1-9.
Jason, Leonard A.; Pokorny, Steven B.; Adams, Monica L.; Topliff, Annie; Harris, Courtney C.; Hunt, Yvonne. 2009. "Effects of Youth Tobacco Access and Possession Policy Interventions on Heavy Adolescent Smokers." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 1: 1-9.