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Smoking rises sharply among US university students

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7170.1405a (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1405
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Cigarette use is increasing on US university campuses, with substantial numbers of students both starting to smoke and trying to stop, according to the first study to examine changes in smoking rates among university students.

    Dr Henry Wechsler and colleagues found that between 1993 and 1997 the prevalence of cigarette smoking among university students increased 28%. Dr Wechsler is a professor at the Harvard …

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