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TOWARD A
YOUTH-CENTERED
PREVENTION POLICY

CONTENTS

The Need for a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy

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Tobacco Use: Addictive and Mostly Initiated During Childhood and Adolescence

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Tobacco Use by Children and Youths: No Longer Declining

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The Emerging Public Health Consensus

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Public Support for a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy

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Ethical Foundation of a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy

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The Elements of a Youth-Centered Tobacco Control Policy

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Actions That Should Be Taken Immediately

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Actions Required to Sustain Progress in the Long Term

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References

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