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Age of tobacco use initiation and association with current use and nicotine dependence among US middle and high school students, 2014–2016
  1. Saida Sharapova1,
  2. Carolyn Reyes-Guzman2,
  3. Tushar Singh1,3,
  4. Elyse Phillips1,
  5. Kristy L Marynak1,
  6. Israel Agaku1
  1. 1Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  2. 2Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
  3. 3Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Saida Sharapova, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA 30341, USA; ssharapova{at}cdc.gov

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  • Contributors All authors have substantially contributed to the conception of the work, interpretation of data for the work and drafting and critical revisions of the work for important intellectual content; have approved the final version for publication and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. SS has analysed the data and has full responsibility for the work and decision to publish.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Disclaimer The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors All authors have substantially contributed to the conception of the work, interpretation of data for the work and drafting and critical revisions of the work for important intellectual content; have approved the final version for publication and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. SS has analysed the data and has full responsibility for the work and decision to publish.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Disclaimer The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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