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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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Data visualisation: Tobacco use

This visualisation allows you to explore HBSC's data for young people who report smoking at least once per week.

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world, imposing a large burden on societies. Smoking behaviour is typically established during adolescence; most smokers had their first cigarette, or were already addicted, by the time they turned 18. The duration and number of cigarettes required to establish nicotine addiction are lower for adolescents than adults, so addiction is established more quickly.

Previous HBSC research has shown that tobacco use is related to other risk behaviours and negative health outcomes in young people, including unhealthy dieting patterns, high levels of alcohol consumption, bullying, early sexual initiation, poor self-rated health and low life satisfaction, frequent multiple health complaints and injuries. It should therefore be considered as part of a broader group of unhealthy behaviours that cluster in adolescence.

 

This visualisation has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). The content of this visualisation represents the views of the author and it is his sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Executive agency does not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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[31-10-2014 to 31-01-2015]

 


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