Annenberg Tobacco Risk Study, 1999: [United States] (ICPSR 3049)

Version Date: Mar 9, 2001 View help for published

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Kathleen Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania. Annenberg Public Policy Center; Patrick Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania. Annenberg Public Policy Center

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The aim of this survey was to understand how well young people in the United States appreciate the many risks of smoking tobacco. To this end, 14 to 22-year-olds were interviewed about their views and practices concerning smoking. The survey elicited opinions on the health risks of smoking, including heart disease, lung cancer, shortened life spans, adverse birth outcomes caused by smoking during pregnancy, and the dangers of secondhand smoke. Respondents were asked if they thought tobacco was addictive, helped keep one's weight down, made it easier to relax and have a good time with friends, and if one should be allowed to smoke as a matter of personal choice. Smokers were asked how long and how much they smoked, which brand of cigarettes they smoked most, and if they considered themselves addicted to tobacco. The survey also gathered information on age, sex, education, race, and Hispanic origin.

Jamieson, Kathleen, and Jamieson, Patrick. Annenberg Tobacco Risk Study, 1999:  [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-03-09.

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Random-digit telephone dialing procedures were used to select 300 smokers and 300 nonsmokers. The overall response rate, taking account of households that were not reached for screening purposes, was 51 percent.

Persons 14-22 years old residing in households in the 48 contiguous United States.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Jamieson, Kathleen, and Patrick Jamieson. Annenberg Tobacco Risk Study, 1999: [United States]. ICPSR03049-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001.


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