Improving the future of youth smoking cessation

Am J Health Behav. 2003;27 Suppl 2:S170-84.


Objectives: To provide recommendations that will build a better foundation for research on youth smoking cessation.

Methods: The Youth Tobacco Collaborative Cessation panel evaluated youth tobacco cessation literature and convened meetings to reach consensus.

Results: Methodological issues include design, recruitment and retention, follow-up, measurement, and youth vernacular. Research gaps include youth characteristics, theoretical approaches, delivery settings, and type of provider. Thirteen key research components for reporting are addressed.

Conclusions: Given the dearth of studies on youth smoking cessation, scientifically rigorous studies need to be conducted with attention to methodological issues, research gaps, and reporting of key research components.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / trends*
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / trends
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Forecasting
  • Health Planning Guidelines*
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team / trends
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / trends*
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • United States