Better practices for youth tobacco cessation: evidence of review panel. Conference Paper uri icon


  • OBJECTIVES: To offer programmers, policy makers, and researchers a scientific basis for developing and selecting smoking cessation treatments for adolescents. METHODS: An evidence review panel systematically rated published and unpublished reports of cessation treatments for youth to make recommendations on theoretical foundations, delivery settings, types of intervention, and provider type. RESULTS: Twenty studies had sufficient validity to inform the recommendations. The 9 studies that reported treatments that increased cessation were based on social cognitive theory. CONCLUSIONS: Cognitive-behavioral interventions are a promising approach for helping young smokers quit smoking. Evidence is insufficient to draw other conclusions at this time.

published proceedings

  • Am J Health Behav

author list (cited authors)

  • McDonald, P., Colwell, B., Backinger, C. L., Husten, C., & Maule, C. O.

citation count

  • 89

complete list of authors

  • McDonald, Paul||Colwell, Brian||Backinger, Cathy L||Husten, Corinne||Maule, Catherine O

publication date

  • September 2003