How does tobacco product advertising affect youth smoking?

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How does tobacco product advertising affect youth smoking?

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• A study published in the May 2007 issue of the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that retail cigarette marketing increased the likelihood that youth would start smoking; cigarette pricing strategies contributed to increases all along the smoking continuum, from initiation and experimentation to regular smoking; and cigarette promotions increased the likelihood that youth will move from experimentation to become regular daily smoking.6 • A 2002 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concluded that youth who were highly susceptible to tobacco advertising and believed they could quit anytime were more likely to progress from experimentation to established smoking.7 • In its 2001 monograph “Changing Adolescent Smoking Prevalence,” the National Cancer Institute reviewed the evidence behind how tobacco advertising and promotional activities affect youth smoking initiation, and concluded that the studies show a the causal relationship between tobacco

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There are so many things that influence young people to start smoking – and to relapse. For example one major thing is advertising smoking brands like Marlboro, Camel by women or their favorite actors and other celebrities. And as we know very frequently teenagers if will see their favorite star smoking then they will consider that it is a cool habit and will start to do the same.

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