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Salud Pública de México

versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634

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ABASCAL, Winston  y  LORENZO, Ana. Impact of tobacco control policy on teenager population in Uruguay. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2017, vol.59, suppl.1, pp.40-44. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/8051.

Objective:

To analyze the evolution of the prevalence of tobacco use, comparing data obtained from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey in 2007 and 2014 editions.

Materials and methods:

Data from the World Youth Tobacco Survey 2007 and 2014 were compared. Tobacco control measures implemented in the period under review were also analyzed.

Results:

Data shows a decrease in 30-day cigarette consumption in population aged 13 to 15 years: from 20.2% in 2007 to 8.2% in 2014. No significant differences were found between the sexes. Susceptibility to become a smoker in the next year decreased from 25.8% in 2007 to 16.6% in 2014.

Conclusions:

The implementation, almost simultaneously, of measures included in WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, is an effective strategy to achieve the objectives of reducing the prevalence of tobacco use.

Palabras llave : tobacco use; adolescent; public policy; prevalence; Uruguay.

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