The impact of environmental factors on youth and young adult tobacco use

The Foundation's Program, Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior, was designed to improve understanding of school, community, state and national policies and environmental factors affecting youth diet, physical activity, obesity, and tobacco, alcohol and drug use, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent youth obesity and tobacco use.This grant provides analytic support for a previous contract to Audits Surveys Worldwide on tobacco use among teenagers and young adults and the local environmental factors related to tobacco use. NBER researchers will prepare and provide secondary analysis of a merged database containing information on youth and young adult tobacco use and community-level environmental factors related to tobacco use. The analysis of these data will provide improved and timely estimates of the impact of prices, school tobacco-related policies and programs, cigarette and other tobacco advertising, limits on youth access to tobacco, and other tobacco-related policies on youth and young adult cigarette smoking and other tobacco use.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $253,030.00

Awarded on: 9/29/1997

Time frame: 10/1/1997 - 9/30/2000

Grant Number: 32910


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Frank Joseph Chaloupka
Project Director