Legislation, policy, and tobacco use among youth: Implications for health care providers

Kathleen R. Stevens, A. Marie Barron, Carol A. Ledbetter, Katie M. Foarde, Shirley W. Menard

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This paper addresses implications of recent tobacco legislation, policy, and tobacco use among youth in the context of health care policy and services. Tobacco use prevalence and definitions and diagnoses of nicotine addiction and dependence are described. Assessment of smoking prevalence in Texas provides a case study of the problem and potential solutions for tobacco use among youth. The case study highlights specific implications to be considered when providing health care focused on prevention and risk reduction for youth. The paper concludes with implications and critical Internet resources for health care providers engaging in youth tobacco control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of School Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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