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Smoking Cessation among Adolescents
A look at a smoking cessation program for adolescents.
# 149474 | 1,345 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper discusses the importance of adolescents to quit smoking from a nursing perspective. First, the paper describes the various reasons that adolescents should not smoke, noting the health risks involved and that smoking behaviors and other drug and alcohol use behaviors occur concurrently. Additionally,the paper includes a review of related literature that further cites health and other risks of smoking. Next, the paper details a smoking cessation program promoted by the American Lung Association known as the N-O-T" program. The remainder of the paper examines this program and quotes various experts on its effectiveness. Various charts and graphs are used to further explain the importance of teen cessation of smoking. The paper concludes by stating that smoking cessation in this age group could prove a substantial beginning in both the secondary prevention of long term adult smoking and for the overall goal of reducing concurrent risk taking behaviors among teens.


Community Diagnosis
Review of Literature
Specific Measurable Goal
Community Philosophy

From the Paper:

"In adolescents is long term cognitive/skills based intervention more effective for smoking cessation than brief intervention? Secondary prevention of disease via smoking cessation in adolescence is essential as the majority of people who become adult long term or lifetime smokers begin smoking behaviors while in their teens. While adolescents often show early signs of smoking health related behaviors, reduced physical activity, reduced lung capacity and reduced immune function they rarely show the signs of disease associated with long term smoking including but not limited to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, emphysema and cancer but are likely to if they become lifelong smokers. (Nabors, Iobst & Mcgrady, 2007, p. 331) Another issue that is often stressed with regard to smoking and adolescents is the fact that smoking behaviors and other drug and alcohol use behaviors occur concurrently and while smoking has a greater risk of long term health related issues and a lesser risk of alcohol and drug induced behavior..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Lung Association N-O-T Website (2009) Retrieved July, 15, 2009
  • Horn, K. Dino, G.A. Kalsekar, I.D. Fernandes, A. W. (February 2004) Appalachian Teen Smokers: Not On Tobacco 15 Months Later. American Journal of Public Health 94(2), 181-184.
  • Myers, M. G., & Kelly, J. F. (2006). Cigarette Smoking among Adolescents with Alcohol and Other Drug Use Problems. Alcohol Research & Health, 29(3), 221.
  • Nabors, L., Iobst, E. A., & Mcgrady, M. E. (2007). Evaluation of School-Based Smoking Prevention Programs. Journal of School Health, 77(6), 331.
  • Seo, D., Torabi, M. R., & Weaver, A. E. (2008). Factors Influencing Openness to Future Smoking among Nonsmoking Adolescents. Journal of School Health, 78(6), 328.

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