Smoking uptake in UK children: Analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study.

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Title: Smoking uptake in UK children: Analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Authors: Laverty, AA
Filippidis, FT
Taylor-Robinson, D
Millett, C
Bush, A
Hopkinson, NS
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We used data from 11 577 children in the UK Millennium Cohort Study, collected at approximately 14 years of age (early teens), to assess characteristics associated with smoking, and generated regional estimates of numbers of smokers. 13.8% of UK early teens studied had ever smoked; 1.9% were current smokers. This corresponds to 2 28 136 and 39 653 (13-14 year olds) in the UK, respectively. Ever smoking risk increased if caregivers (26.0% vs 10.9%) or friends smoked (35.1% vs 4.0%), with a dose-response effect for friends' smoking. Caregiver and peer-group smoking remain important drivers of child smoking uptake and thus important targets for intervention.
Issue Date: Jun-2019
Date of Acceptance: 15-Oct-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/65566
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212254
ISSN: 0040-6376
Publisher: BMJ
Start Page: 607
End Page: 610
Journal / Book Title: Thorax
Volume: 74
Issue: 6
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Author(s) (or their employer(s)). No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. This article has been accepted for publication in Thorax following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version Laverty AA, Filippidis FT, Taylor-Robinson D, et al Smoking uptake in UK children: analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study Thorax is available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212254
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Respiratory System
tobacco control
tobacco control
Respiratory System
1103 Clinical Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: England
Online Publication Date: 2018-11-15
Appears in Collections:National Heart and Lung Institute
Airway Disease
Faculty of Medicine
Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care



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