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Cigarette Smoking and Adolescent Pregnancy: Double Trouble

Cigarette Smoking and Adolescent Pregnancy: Double Trouble Abstract According to data from a recent National Institute on Drug Abuse report, more than 8.5 million people between ages 12 and 17 years have smoked cigarettes.1,2 This represents approximately 42% of the population of 12- to 17-year-olds included in the Institute's Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Female high school seniors are more likely to report daily cigarette smoking than are male high school seniors (20% vs 16%, respectively),2,3 and white 12- to 17 year-olds are more likely than are minority youth to smoke cigarettes.2,4 It is thus particularly timely to examine data on cigarette smoking among pregnant adolescents. It is well known and recognized that adolescent high-risk behaviors cluster.2,5 Adolescents who participate in early and unprotected sexual activity are more likely to smoke cigarettes and marijuana and experience poor educational achievement.5 That is not to say that all adolescents who become pregnant participate in such References 1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Highlights of the 1988 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse . Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 1989. 2. Gans JE, Blyth DA, Elster AB, Gaveras LL. America's Adolescents: How Healthy are They? Chicago, Ill: American Medical Association; 1990. 3. United States Dept of Health and Human Services. Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking: 25 Years of Progress . Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 1989. 4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Population Estimate 1988 . Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 1989. 5. McAnarney ER. Earlier rather than later . Pediatrics . 1990;85:1108-1109. 6. Davis RL, Tollestrup K, Milham S. Trends in teenage smoking during pregnancy . AJDC . 1990; 144:1297-1301. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Cigarette Smoking and Adolescent Pregnancy: Double Trouble

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1990 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150360016009
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Abstract

Abstract According to data from a recent National Institute on Drug Abuse report, more than 8.5 million people between ages 12 and 17 years have smoked cigarettes.1,2 This represents approximately 42% of the population of 12- to 17-year-olds included in the Institute's Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Female high school seniors are more likely to report daily cigarette smoking than are male high school seniors (20% vs 16%, respectively),2,3 and white 12- to 17 year-olds are more likely than are minority youth to smoke cigarettes.2,4 It is thus particularly timely to examine data on cigarette smoking among pregnant adolescents. It is well known and recognized that adolescent high-risk behaviors cluster.2,5 Adolescents who participate in early and unprotected sexual activity are more likely to smoke cigarettes and marijuana and experience poor educational achievement.5 That is not to say that all adolescents who become pregnant participate in such References 1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Highlights of the 1988 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse . Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 1989. 2. Gans JE, Blyth DA, Elster AB, Gaveras LL. America's Adolescents: How Healthy are They? Chicago, Ill: American Medical Association; 1990. 3. United States Dept of Health and Human Services. Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking: 25 Years of Progress . Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 1989. 4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Population Estimate 1988 . Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 1989. 5. McAnarney ER. Earlier rather than later . Pediatrics . 1990;85:1108-1109. 6. Davis RL, Tollestrup K, Milham S. Trends in teenage smoking during pregnancy . AJDC . 1990; 144:1297-1301.

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1990

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