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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2012

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Description of Resource: 
This is the 31st tobacco-related Surgeon General’s report issued since 1964. It describes the epidemic of tobacco use among youth ages 12 to 17 and young adults ages 18 to 25, including the epidemiology, causes, and health effects of tobacco use and interventions proven to prevent it.

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Developed By: 
HHS/OSG, CDC/NCCDPHP
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Tobacco Use
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Citation: 
Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2012 [cited 2013 Jan 19]. Available from: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/preventing-youth-tobacco-use/full-report.pdf