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Craig Perrino, P.S. 50, Staten Island



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Page 2 1 TOWARD A YOUTH-CENTERED PREVENTION POLICY CONTENTS The Need for a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy 3 Tobacco Use: Addictive and Mostly Initiated During Childhood and Adolescence 5 Tobacco Use by Children and Youths: No Longer Declining 7 The Emerging Public Health Consensus 9 Public Support for a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy 12 Ethical Foundation of a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy 12 The Elements of a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy 15 Actions That Should Be Taken Immediately 16 Actions Required to Sustain Progress in the Long Term 21 References 23