Better Practices for Youth Tobacco Cessation: Evidence of Review Panel

McDonald, Paul; Colwell, Brian; Backinger, Cathy L.; Husten, Corinne; Maule, Catherine O.
September 2003
American Journal of Health Behavior;Sep/Oct2003 Supplement 2, Vol. 27, pS144
Academic Journal
Objectives: To offer programmers, policy makers, and researchers a scientific basis for developing and selecting smoking cessation treatments for adolescents. Methods: An evidence review panel systematically rated published and unpublished reports of cessation treatments for youth to make recommendations on theoretical foundations, delivery settings, types of intervention, and provider type. Results. Twenty studies had sufficient validity to inform the recommendations. The 9 studies that reported treatments that increased cessation were based on social cognitive theory. Conclusions: Cognitive-behavioral interventions are a promising approach for helping young smokers quit smoking. Evidence is insufficient to draw other conclusions at this time.


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