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Annenberg Tobacco Risk Study, 1999: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Jamieson, Kathleen (University of Pennsylvania. Annenberg Public Policy Center)
  • Jamieson, Patrick (University of Pennsylvania. Annenberg Public Policy Center)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
addiction; adolescents; public opinion; risk assessment; smoking; substance asbuse; young adults
  • Abstract

    The aim of this survey was to understand how well young people in the United States appreciate the many risks of smoking tobacco. To this end, 14 to 22-year-olds were interviewed about their views and practices concerning smoking. The survey elicited opinions on the health risks of smoking, including heart disease, lung cancer, shortened life spans, adverse birth outcomes caused by smoking during pregnancy, and the dangers of secondhand smoke. Respondents were asked if they thought tobacco was addictive, helped keep one's weight down, made it easier to relax and have a good time with friends, and if one should be allowed to smoke as a matter of personal choice. Smokers were asked how long and how much they smoked, which brand of cigarettes they smoked most, and if they considered themselves addicted to tobacco. The survey also gathered information on age, sex, education, race, and Hispanic origin.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1999
  • Collection date: 1999
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons 14-22 years old residing in households in the 48 contiguous United States.
Random-digit telephone dialing procedures were used to select 300 smokers and 300 nonsmokers. The overall response rate, taking account of households that were not reached for screening purposes, was 51 percent.
Collection Mode
  • The data map is provided as an ASCII file and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (037045).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3049 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03049.v1
  • Jamieson, Patrick, Romer, Daniel. What do young people think they know about the risks of smoking?. Smoking: Risk, Perception and Policy.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2001.
  • Romer, D., Jamieson, P.. Do adolescents appreciate the risks of smoking: Evidence from a national survey. Journal of Adolescent Health.29, (1), 12-21.2001.
    • ID: 10.1016/S1054-139X(01)00209-9 (DOI)
  • Glantz, S., Jamieson, P.. Attitudes toward secondhand smoke, smoking, and quitting among young people. Pediatrics.106, (6), E82 -2000.
    • ID: 10.1542/peds.106.6.e82 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Jamieson, Kathleen; Jamieson, Patrick (2001): Annenberg Tobacco Risk Study, 1999: [United States]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.