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Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

Contents Summary 1 Introduction 2 Patterns of Tobacco Use by Adolescents and Young Adults 3 The Developmental and Environmental Context of Adolescent and Young Adult Tobacco Use 4 The Effects of Tobacco Use on Health 5 Restrictions on Youth Access to Tobacco Products 6 Evidence on the Effects of Youth Access Restrictions 7 The Effect on Tobacco Use of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products 8 Health Benefits of Ra...

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Growing Up Tobacco Free: Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths

Tobacco use kills more people than any other addiction and we know that addiction starts in childhood and youth. We all agree that youths should not smoke, but how can this be accomplished? What prevention messages will they find compelling? What effect does tobacco advertising--more than $10 million worth every day--have on youths? Can we responsibly and effectively restrict their access to tobacco products? These questions and more...