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Factors that contribute to adolescent smoking

  • K. Pärna
  • A. Saava
  • D. Eensoo
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Abstract

Childhood and adolescent development includes the establishment of attitudes and behaviour that directly and indirectly influence their health (Jessor, 1984; Maxey et al., 1992). Decisions about the use of tobacco are among the most important health-related choices that individuals can make. Largely because of the long delay between cause and full effect, people tend to misjudge the hazards of tobacco (World Bank, 1993). Tobacco is frequently used for the first time before school graduation, indicating that if schoolchildren and adolescents could be kept away from tobacco, most of them would not smoke in adulthood (Elders et al., 1994).

Keywords

Smoking Habit Behavioral Health Passive Smoking Stepwise Logistic Regression Adolescent Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Pärna
    • 1
  • A. Saava
    • 1
  • D. Eensoo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TartuEstonia

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