Federal Register | Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
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I'm going to request a copy of the data collection plans and instruments. It is important that the survey make certain distinctions among those who use more than one product. Did smoking precede the use of this product? If so, are you smoking a) the same number b) more cigarettes c) fewer cigarettes?
It should also measure the perception of the subject regarding the relative health risks of the products. Do youth who believe that all tobacco products carry identical health risks start with smokeless tobacco products and proceed to smoking more often than youth who somehow managed to learn that smoking carries many more health risks?
I think if would also be useful to have youth who smoke identify the most important motivator for starting to smoke. "My friends were doing it" needs to be on that list. Wouldn't it be interesting to learn just how important youth consider advertising, packaging, and flavors to be.
Maybe kids have changed a bunch since we were young. Most of us started because our friends and/or family were smokers. Do kids these days ignore what their peers are doing and only respond to fancy advertising?