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Tob Induc Dis. 2009 Jan 30;5:3. doi: 10.1186/1617-9625-5-3.

Youth tobacco use cessation: 2008 update.

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Department of Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA.


In this paper, an empirical review of 64 teen tobacco use cessation studies is provided. Examined include program contents, delivery modalities, number of contacts, and expected quit rates. In addition, means of recruitment and retention of smokers in programming are discussed. Also, promising contemporary methods of teen smoking cessation are examined, including use of pharmacologic adjuncts, electronic technology, and cigarette price increases (and no smoking policy). Conclusions are made regarding implications for developing and implementing teen tobacco use cessation programs.

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