Preventing Youth Smoking

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In its first report on youth smoking in almost 20 years, the Surgeon General's Office warns that there is still a need to reduce the number of teens who smoke. Although the number of young smokers has decreased from earlier decades, the report says the rate of decline has slowed. We discuss the report's findings, and what can be done to curb youth smoking.


Stanton Glantz, professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine

Pamela Ling, associate professor of medicine at UCSF

Regina Benjamin, surgeon general of the United States