Prevention in Adolescence: Initiation and Cessation
Community and Global Health (CGU)
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Public Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Spontaneous cessation rates in adolescence may be estimated from several data sources. However, comparisons between studies are difficult to make because of the variety of ways the cessation question has been asked. Often the “quit” category is in reality a residual category without precise meaning. A distinction probably should be made between cessation from regular use and cessation from occasional or experimental use.
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Johnson, C.A. Prevention in Adolescence: Initiation and cessation. The Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer: A Report of the Surgeon General., 289-304, 1982.