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Youth Tobacco Surveillance—United States, 2001–2002

May 19, 2006 / Vol. 55 / No. SS03

MMWR Introduction

First conducted during fall 1999 and then again during spring 2000 and 2002, NYTS is representative of all middle school and high school students in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Implementation of the spring 2004 NYTS was supported and directed by CDC's Office on Smoking and Health. YTS was first conducted in 1998, with three states participating. Since then, the number of participating states has increased substantially; by the end of 2002, a total of 45 states and DC had conducted the YTS at least once, and 42 states and the District of Columbia had obtained weighted data that would provide representative estimates. Certain states conduct surveys annually, whereas others do so every other year or periodically. This report summarizes data from the 2002 NYTS and the 2001 and 2002 YTS.

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