3241.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Monitoring the Tobacco Epidemic: Data Sources

The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has worked with states to develop the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) based on requests for technical assistance with the collection of baseline data to support state-level tobacco control and prevention programs. The YTS is designed to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of state-based comprehensive tobacco control and prevention programs. The YTS is a school-based survey of students in grades 6-12 and provides data on: prevalence of tobacco use (cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, pipes, bidis, and kreteks), exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, minorís access and enforcement, knowledge and attitudes, media and advertising, school curriculum, and tobacco use cessation. The YTS is innovative in that it is a flexible surveillance and evaluation tool designed so that states can adapt both the content and survey methodology to meet their unique programmatic, data, and policy needs. This session will provide a historical overview of the YTS and then focus on presentations from states that demonstrate the utility of the YTS as a surveillance and evaluation system. North Carolina will review challenges to implementing the YTS. Tennessee will then provide a broad overview of data collected by the YTS. Followed by New Jersey who will focus on cessation data collected from their 1999 YTS and then present recommendations for cessation research and interventions. Then, Oklahoma will present on the collection of community level data and the application of the data to program development
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Charles W. Warren, PhD
Organizer(s):Judith Glanz
Eric S. Pevzner, MPH
8:30 PMA hurricane of an effort: How North Carolina implemented the Youth Tobacco Survey
Elizabeth Conlisk, PhD, Sally Hernendon-Malek, MPH
8:30 PMImplementation of the Youth Tobacco Survey in six counties in Oklahoma
Janet Love, MPH
8:30 PMTennessee Youth Tobacco Survey: Comprehensive youth data for tobacco control and prevention
Joan Sartin, MS
8:30 PMYouth and smoking cessation, an unmet need: NJ Youth Tobacco Survey
Cristine D. Delnevo, PhD, MPH, Shyamala Muthurajah, MBBS, George Rhoads, MD, MPH, Dawn M. Berney, MPA, Eric Pevzner, MPH, CW Warren, PhD
Sponsor:Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA