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Smoking Attitudes in 11-18 Year-Olds, 1999-2005 provides data on adolescents' views of smoking initiation and smoking behaviour in a sample of young people surveyed from age 11/12 years through to 17/18 years of age. The data are part of an existing large cohort study of adolescents and smoking initiation, Leeds Adolescent Smoking Initiation Cohort Study (LASIC).

Main Topics/Subject Category
Intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control
Leeds (district), addiction, age, attitudes, educational objectives, family influence, family members, friends, gender, health promotion and education, homework, households, interpersonal influence, personal appearance, personal identity, smoking, smoking cessation, social influence, tobacco, weight control
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking
Area of Health System
Public health
Data Available
Data collecting organization (s)
University of Leeds. Institute of Psychological Sciences
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
Coverage (date of field work)
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Unit of Analysis

Adolescents aged between 11/12 and 17/18 in approximately 20 schools in the Leeds area. 2,452 cases.

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Fry G, et al. Smoking in the lived world: How young people make sense of the social role cigarettes play in their lives. Br J Soc Psychol, 2008; 47: 763-80