Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
More than 80% of adults who smoke begin before they graduate from high school. Among smokers, cessation is more difficult the longer the duration of nicotine addiction. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is an effective adjunct to behavioral interventions in helping adults to stop smoking, but current labeling by the Food and Drug Administration does not allow NRT products to be sold to minors. In this community-based study of 165 stores, 81% of minors were nevertheless able to successfully buy NRT products. Public health benefits of smoking cessation efforts would be most effective if minors were fully included.
This Month in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(3):204. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.3.204
Create a personal account or sign in to: