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Psychol Addict Behav. 2005 Jun;19(2):230-3.

A controlled study of a cigarette smoking cessation intervention for adolescents in substance abuse treatment.

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Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA.


Tobacco use is prevalent among youth with alcohol and other drug problems, yet this issue has received limited research and clinical attention. This study reports on a controlled evaluation of a cigarette smoking intervention with 54 adolescents in treatment for substance abuse, ages 13-18 (22% female). Participants were assessed at 4 time points. A greater proportion of participants in the treatment condition (n = 26) reported cessation attempts and point abstinence than did control participants (n = 28) at all time points. However, significant differences were found only for point abstinence at a 3-month follow-up. These findings provide initial support for the efficacy of a smoking cessation intervention delivered in the context of adolescent substance abuse treatment.

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