Readjusting Our Priorities

Helping Homeless Youth Quit Smoking

Published in: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015

Posted on on October 19, 2015

by William G. Shadel, Joan S. Tucker, Daniela Golinelli

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This perspective piece discusses recent research that examined cigarette smoking among homeless youth and options for addressing the problem. The work found that there is strong demand for smoking cessation services among the youth themselves and a strong willingness to help among service providers. What remains is to develop feasible options for delivering needed services to help curb smoking among homeless youth.

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