Youth attitudes towards tobacco control: A preliminary assessment

Bronwen J. Waller, Joanna E. Cohen, Mary Jane Ashley

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Abstract

The attitudes of Ontario youth toward the sale and price of cigarettes, making smoking against the law, and tobacco company truthfulness were assessed in 2001 and compared to adult attitudes in 2000 and youth attitudes in 2003. Youth were more supportive of restricting cigarette sales and raising prices than adults, and more likely to agree that the government should make smoking against the law, but they were less distrustful of tobacco companies. In 2003, youth were more supportive of sales restrictions and making smoking illegal, and more distrustful of tobacco companies, than in 2001. More comprehensive assessments and continued monitoring of youth attitudes are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalChronic diseases in Canada
Volume25
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adult
  • Attitudes
  • Cigarettes
  • Tobacco control
  • Tobacco industry
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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