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.
Study examines school-nurse-led smoking-cessation programs
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