Adolescent smoking cessation: how effective have we been?

  title={Adolescent smoking cessation: how effective have we been?},
  author={Deborah J. Fritz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  volume={15 5},
Adolescent smoking, at its current rate, is considered a pediatric epidemic, with 3,000 youths less than 18 years of age becoming regular smokers each day (Johnson, O'Malley, & Bachman, 1998). The reasons adolescents begin and continue to smoke are multifactorial. There is a paucity of research describing effective adolescent smoking-cessation programs. Much of the research on adolescent tobacco use has focused on correlates and prevention of onset, rather than on intervention with active… CONTINUE READING