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

Chapter 1: Introduction, Summary, and Conclusions

About the Course:

Introduction, Summary, and Conclusions (Chapter 1): Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General examines in detail the epidemiology, health effects, and causes of tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 and young adults ages 18-25. For the first time tobacco data on young adults as a discrete population has been explored. This is because nearly all tobacco use begins in youth and young adulthood, and because young adults are a prime target for tobacco advertising and marketing activities. This report also highlights the efficacy of strategies to prevent young people from using tobacco.

Journal/Publisher:

Surgeon General

Publication Date:

2012

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about preventing tobacco use among youth and young people. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Cite examples for preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults.

  2. Acknowledge the developments of tobacco control.

  3. Recognize the damage of advertising and promotional activities by tobacco companies on young people.

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