Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Tobacco Dependence Among Adolescents Aged 12-16 Years Who Were Currently Smoking Tobacco in 125 Countries or Territories, 2012-2019

Conclusions. Nearly 40% of adolescents who are currently smoking have tobacco dependence worldwide. Public Health Implications. Our findings emphasize the need to develop tobacco control interventions to prevent experimentation from progressing to regular smoking among adolescents who are currently smoking tobacco. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print May 18, 2023:e1-e9. | DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2023.307283
Source: American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research