Smoking cessation support for teens – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts understand that teens have different smoking patterns than adults.
Hunt: Many teens don't smoke on a daily basis.
Narrator: Dr. Yvonne Hunt in tobacco control research at the NIH explains, teen cigarette use may be occasional, but they are still addicted and need help to quit.
Hunt: Developmentally, teens have different needs than adults, and so the interventions that we offer may target a few different things, some different barriers among teens than we would among adults.
Narrator: Now teens can use their mobile phone to get help quitting. They can text QUIT to the short code: iQUIT that’s 47848. Or visit the website teen.smokefree.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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