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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General, 2012

Last Reviewed: 2012

Workgroups: Tobacco Use Workgroup

This report describes the tobacco use epidemic among youth ages 12 to 17 and young adults ages 18 to 25. It covers the science base on issues including:

  • Social, biological, and environmental factors that influence young people to use tobacco
  • The biologic processes that happen as people progress from experimentation to addiction
  • Other health effects of tobacco use
  • The epidemiology of youth and young adult tobacco use
  • Proven, evidence-based interventions to prevent young people from starting tobacco use

Tobacco use poses a serious health threat to youth and young adults and will affect our future public and economic health.

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. (2012). Preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults: A report of the Surgeon General. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK99237/