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  1. The Tobacco industry and underage youth smoking : Tobacco industry documents from the Minnesota litigation.

    Article - En anglais


    To learn how underage youth have been regarded by the major tobacco companies, as revealed in industry documents during the Minnesota litigation.

    Data Sources 

    Documents from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp, Lorillard Tobacco Co, Philip Morris Inc, and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

    Study Selection 

    Documents available from the State of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota v Philip Morris Inc et al during the discovery process of the trial.

    Hundreds of industry documents related to youth, teenagers, and young adults were examined.

    A sample of documents are referenced as illustrations of key points.


    Underage youths are viewed by the tobacco industry as critical to its future.

    Underage youth smoking patterns were examined for decades.

    Reductions in youth smoking rates were seen by tobacco companies as a negative trend for the companies.

    Specific marketing campaigns were directed at underage youth and were successful with this age group.

    Tobacco industry practices should continue to be carefully scrutinized.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Tabagisme, Adolescent, Homme, Toxicité, Prévention, Industrie tabac, Conception, Vision, Tendance

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Tobacco smoking, Adolescent, Human, Toxicity, Prevention, Tobacco industry, Design, Vision, Trend

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0490481

    Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 22/03/2000.