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Volume 7: No. 3, May 2010

BRIEF
Changes in Youth Cigarette Use Following the Dismantling of an Antitobacco Media Campaign in Florida

Population Prevalence (%)
Sept. 1998 May 1999 Oct. 1999 May 2000 Oct. 2000 May 2001 May 2004 Dec. 2006
≤15 y 7.0 7.3 8.2 10.5 9.4 5.7 5.9 6.1
≥16 y 20.6 20.6 19.3 16.0 14.7 13.4 9.9 12.0
Total Sample 15.0 13.7 13.4 13.9 12.3 10.3 8.9 9.5

Figure. Prevalence of smoking among Florida youth aged 15 years or younger, aged 16 years or older, and the entire sample (N = 1,800), September 1998-December 2006. Data for 1998-2001 were collected during the "truth" antitobacco media campaign; data for 2004 and 2006 were collected after the campaign ended.

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