Study examines school-nurse-led smoking-cessation programs

10/19/2011 | Reuters

A study in the journal Pediatrics found that nearly 11% of teens who attended nurse-led smoking-cessation counseling sessions had quit smoking within three months, compared with 6% of those who received only information pamphlets. Between 13% and 17% had stopped smoking after a year, whether they received counseling or not. The findings were based on the work of nurses at 35 high schools in Massachusetts and around 1,000 teens who wanted to quit smoking.

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