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Smoking reduction in adolescents : reduced smoking among adolescents in lower secondary professional education

Prenger, R. (2007) Smoking reduction in adolescents : reduced smoking among adolescents in lower secondary professional education.

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Abstract:Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature death in our society. The health benefits of smoking cessation are considerable and well-documented. However, quit rates in smoking cessation research, in which total abstinence is required, are disappointing. Therefore, alternative strategies for harm reduction, like smoking reduction, are emerging. In the present study, a ‘smoking reduction’ intervention; a reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked a day among continuing smokers, has been introduced. Smoking reduction was studied among smoking adolescents, aged 14-16 years. These students all followed lower secondary professional education, as most smokers of this age are in this education level. This study involves a school-based intervention with a follow-up of four weeks, handling a single group pretest-posttest design
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58853
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