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The purpose of this study was to determine whether a pediatric practice-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention increases abstinence rates among adolescents.
The majority of adolescent smokers are interested in quitting and have attempted to stop with limited success. A recent review of cessation trials for adolescents has concluded that there are no proven programs to help teens stop smoking, but suggested interventions based on cognitive behavioral therapy and sensitive to stages of change appear promising. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that pediatricians are well-positioned to intervene with adolescent smokers, as well as with nonsmokers to prevent initiation. A comprehensive, practice-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention for adolescents delivered by pediatric providers and peer counselors in the context of routine care has the potential for assisting nonsmoking adolescents in remaining smoke-free and smoking adolescents to quit.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pediatric Practice-Based Smoking Intervention
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:30:10-0400
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Efforts directed at preventing SMOKING of TOBACCO and non-tobacco products.
SMOKING of non-TOBACCO (or NICOTINE-containing) substances.
The process of SMOKING specific to TOBACCO.
Tobacco used to the detriment of a person's health or social functioning. Tobacco dependence is included.
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