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Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke
Date:4/16/2009

to show that it works at the national level," DiFranza said. "It's important to show that this strategy works across the whole geography of the United States, in rural and urban areas."

Schettler said that it's important to note "that many of these strategies go well beyond just advising people not to smoke and really get into more systemic public health interventions and trying to create, at the societal level, barriers to smoking."

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on teen smoking.



SOURCES: Joseph DiFranza, M.D., professor, family medicine and community health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.; Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H., science director, Science & Environmental Health Network, Ames, Iowa; April 17, 2009, BMC Public Health, online


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