Youth attitudes towards tobacco control: a preliminary assessment

Chronic Dis Can. 2004 Summer-Fall;25(3-4):97-100.


The attitudes of Ontario youth toward the sale and price of cigarettes, making smoking against the law, and tobacco company truthfulness were assessed in 2001 and compared to adult attitudes in 2000 and youth attitudes in 2003. Youth were more supportive of restricting cigarette sales and raising prices than adults, and more likely to agree that the government should make smoking against the law, but they were less distrustful of tobacco companies. In 2003, youth were more supportive of sales restrictions and making smoking illegal, and more distrustful of tobacco companies, than in 2001. More comprehensive assessments and continued monitoring of youth attitudes are needed.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Humans
  • Ontario
  • Smoking / economics
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking / psychology*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Tobacco Industry / economics
  • Tobacco Industry / ethics
  • Tobacco*
  • Truth Disclosure