Adolescents' experiences of smoking cessation

Stanton W.R., Lowe J.B. and Gillespie A.M. (1996) Adolescents' experiences of smoking cessation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 43 1-2: 63-70. doi:10.1016/S0376-8716(97)84351-7

Author Stanton W.R.
Lowe J.B.
Gillespie A.M.
Title Adolescents' experiences of smoking cessation
Journal name Drug and Alcohol Dependence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0376-8716
Publication date 1996-12-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0376-8716(97)84351-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 1-2
Start page 63
End page 70
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
2802 Behavioral Neuroscience
3005 Toxicology
3306 Health (social science)
Abstract Recent prevalence rates show that by Year 10 (ages 14-16 years), 15% of students are smoking each hay. As the majority of young people do not smoke, schools have traditionally provided an emphasis on prevention. However, the prevalence of daily smoking increases from 15 to 31%, across the last 3 years of secondary school, suggesting a need for cessation programs. Therefore, a study of smoking cessation among students was conducted with 2877 Year 1O students in Queensland, Australia. Results of the survey showed that students (i) moderately under-estimated the number of smoking-peers who had tried to stop smoking (perceived as 42%, reported as 55%), and (ii) over-estimated the success their smoking peers have (perceived as 29%, reported as 13.6%). The majority of adolescents (57.5%) reported that they had done something to influence a student not to smoke in the last 12 months, including 29% of the smokers. Among those who were current smokers, 64% wanted to stop smoking and 55% had tried to stop in the past year. Withdrawal symptoms were frequently reported among adolescent smokers and more males than females reported being stressed and depressed as a result of their efforts to quit. Intention to quit in the next year was associated with high confidence in ability to quit. These issues deserve attention in prevention programs and the development of age appropriate cessation material for adolescents should have high priority.
Keyword Adolescent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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