About The Study: Declines in smoking prevalence and increases in the age of smoking initiation occurred more slowly for young adults with less formal education, widening existing education disparities between 2002 and 2019. Black young adults had lower smoking prevalence and older age of smoking initiation than white young adults. However, declines in smoking prevalence and increases in the age of smoking initiation occurred more slowly for this group.
Authors: Alyssa F. Harlow, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author.
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