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Recommendations and Guidance for Practice in Youth Tobacco Cessation

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Objective: To summarize recommendations from Youth Tobacco Cessation: A Guide for Making Informed Decisions for careful consideration, selection, implementation, and evaluation of youth cessation interventions. Methods: Recommendations were developed from an evidence review and consensus from a multidisciplinary advisory panel. Results: Identified essential elements for selecting, planning, delivering, and evaluating youth cessation interventions. Conclusions: Until there is more evidence for effectiveness of youth specific cessation interventions, clinicians and practitoners should adopt treatments that use cognitive-behavioral approaches for youth cessation interventions that require careful planning and rigorous evaluation.
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Keywords: cognitive behavioral; tobacco cessation; tobacco control; youth/adolescent

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: National Center for Birth Defects and Development Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. 2: Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative, CCS/NCIC National Office, Toronto, ON Canada. 3: Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. 4: Maryland Action Partnership, GKV Communications, Baltimore MD.

Publication date: 2003-10-01

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