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The primary hypothesis of this pilot study is that dependence can be prevented in adolescents who smoke, but who are not yet dependent. With this study, we seek to develop and test the feasibility and provide controlled comparisons of two brief smoking dependence-prevention interventions: motivational interviewing with feedback versus a video control. Forty adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 will be enrolled. The evaluation and dependence-prevention phases will occur during a single 3- to 4-hour session, and the 30-45 minute follow-up sessions will take place approximately one month, three months, six months, and one year after the completion of the evaluation and dependence prevention phases.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Feedback and Motivational InterviewingBehavioral: Smoking Prevention Video
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Participants must be healthy, between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, and be current smokers (defined as at least one cigarette in the last week, according to participant self-report).
In order to ensure that smokers are not yet dependent, adolescents who have smoked more than 10 cigarettes per day each day of the last week will be excluded. Other exclusionary criteria include: history of or current specific health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, pregnancy or current breast feeding.