Susceptibility to nicotine dependence: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth 2 study.

@article{Difranza2007SusceptibilityTN,
  title={Susceptibility to nicotine dependence: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth 2 study.},
  author={Joseph R Difranza and Judith A. Savageau and Kenneth Fletcher and Lori Pbert and Jennifer O'loughlin and Ann McNeill and Judith K. Ockene and Karen B Friedman and Jennifer K Hazelton and Connie Wood and Gretchen Dussault and Robert J. Wellman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={e974-83}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this work was to identify characteristics that predict progression from the first inhalation of a cigarette to dependence. We studied a cohort of 1246 public school 6th-graders in 6 Massachusetts communities (mean age at baseline: 12.2 years). METHODS We conducted a 4-year prospective study using 11 interviews. We assessed 45 risk factors and measured diminished autonomy over tobacco with the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist and evaluated tobacco dependence according to… CONTINUE READING

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