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Addict Behav. 2007 May;32(5):1094-8. Epub 2006 Jul 28.

Five-year prospective prediction of self-initiated quitting of cigarette smoking of high-risk youth.

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Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA. ssussma@hsc.usc.edu

Abstract

This paper provides a 5-year replication-extension of a previous 1-year follow-up study of the same sample of southern California alternative high school youth. Demographic, behavioral, psychosocial, and emerging adult function predictors of adolescent self-initiated smoking cessation were investigated. Based on the first (1-year) prospective study and this follow-up, one may speculate that smoking cessation programs for adolescents should include counteraction of problem-prone attitudes, assistance with job aspirations and information about drug-free workplaces, motivation to quit strategies, and assistance with overcoming withdrawal symptoms.

PMID:
16876332
PMCID:
PMC3134412
DOI:
10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.06.033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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