Design and implementation of an effective telephone counseling intervention for adolescent smoking cessation.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 101, Issue 20, p.1393-405 (2009)


2009, Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Center-Authored Paper, Cognition, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Counseling, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Matched-Pair Analysis, Motivation, Public Health Sciences Division, Research Design, Schools, Shared Resources, Smoking Cessation, Telephone, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome, Washington


Effective smoking cessation for youth is urgently needed, but the literature guiding such efforts is nascent. We evaluated the implementation of a proactive intervention for adolescent smoking cessation that incorporated motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral skills training (CBST).