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Smoking cessation in young people

Elin Roddy

in Smoking Cessation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199556250
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199556250.003.0010

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Smoking cessation in young people

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• Most adult smokers start smoking in adolescence. • Smoking uptake is determined by many factors, the main ones being peer and family influence. • Smoking rates in young people in the UK are declining but there are still many young smokers who want to stop smoking. • Young people can become addicted to nicotine very soon after starting smoking. • Behavioural support and nicotine replacement therapy should be offered to young people who want to quit smoking but are finding it difficult. • Reducing smoking rates in young people requires a broad-based approach.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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