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Tobacco Use Among Students Aged 13–15 Years— Philippines, 2000 and 2003

February 4, 2005 / Vol. 54 / No. 4


MMWR Introduction

The February 4, 2005, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains a report entitled, “Tobacco Use Among Students Aged 13–15 Years—Philippines, 2000 and 2003."

The report contains findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey conducted in the Philippines in 2000 and 2003 which reveals substantial declines in a representative sample of students aged 13–15 years who currently smoke cigarettes, currently use other tobacco products, are likely to start smoking in the next year, or are exposed to secondhand smoke in public places.

 
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