Rauchstoppbei jugendlichen und jungen erwachsenen - Grundlagen und intervention

Translated title of the contribution: Smoking cessation in adolescents and young adults - Scientific basis and intervention

Anneke Bühler, Johannes Thrul

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Aims: Young smokers as a target group of health promotion need special attention. The aim is to review scientific knowledge about self-initiated and professionally supported smoking cessation in this age group. The research question is: Who quits smoking when and how? Method: Asystematic literature search and additional search strategies identified 169 relevant publications. Results: Results are reported with regard to (a) prevalence of cessation and cessation-relevant variables, (b) description of the cessation process based on epidemiological and clinical studies, (c) distal and proximal predictors of the cessation process and quitting behavior, and (d) smoking cessation interventions, their effectiveness, and utilization. Conclusions: Preliminary implications for smoking cessation policy and practice are discussed: There is a need for effective cessation interventions for young smokers. Interventions based on motivation enhancement and cognitive-behavioral techniques should be offered early, especially to heavy smokers. The effectiveness of German programs need to be rigorously tested.

Translated title of the contributionSmoking cessation in adolescents and young adults - Scientific basis and intervention
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)297-316
Number of pages20
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 31 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Interventions
  • Predictors
  • Smoking cessation
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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