Confirming "truth": more evidence of a successful tobacco countermarketing campaign in Florida

Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb;94(2):255-7. doi: 10.2105/ajph.94.2.255.


This study provides additional evidence that Florida's "truth" tobacco countermarketing campaign was successful in reducing smoking among Florida teens. Smoking rates were substantially lower among Florida teens between fall 2001 and spring 2002, whereas previous studies found that smoking rates were comparable before the launch of "truth." Florida teens had higher levels of "truth" campaign awareness and were more likely to agree with campaign-targeted beliefs; 2 of these beliefs were the only items associated with current smoking.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
  • Florida / epidemiology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Program Evaluation
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / psychology
  • Smoking Cessation / statistics & numerical data
  • Smoking Prevention*
  • Social Marketing*
  • United States / epidemiology