ERIC Number: ED434087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Tobacco Use Cessation and Youth. Issue Brief. August 1999.
This issue brief discusses the importance of tobacco use cessation efforts for youth. Section 1 discusses the need for tobacco cessation for youth, explaining that despite increased attention to the prevention of tobacco use among youth, there has been little attention to youth who already smoke, and few programs for youth have proven successful. Section 2 discusses tobacco use statistics for adolescents. Section 3 examines the health effects of tobacco use among adolescents (respiratory and nonrespiratory effects, addiction to nicotine, and associated risks of other drug use). Section 4 focuses on the need for tobacco use cessation for youth. Section 5 examines how federal agencies and national organizations have called for adolescent cessation programs. Section 6 discusses the effects of policy on reducing youth tobacco use. Section 7 focuses on current practices, describing several programs that are currently being implemented. Section 8 discusses what is still needed to control the problem, including funding for research on effective youth cessation programs; a focus on cultural, linguistic, and age appropriate programs; and the establishment of partnerships with schools, agencies, and organizations interested in healthy youth development. Two sidebars present federal guidelines referencing adolescent smoking cessation and cessation theory and its application for youth. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Smoking, State Legislation, Student Behavior, Tobacco
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), Washington, DC.