Experimentation with tobacco during adolescence as a factor influencing treatment of smoking in adulthood. A retrospective cohort

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BACKGROUND: There are still few studies on predictors of smoking cessation in Brazilian samples. Experimentation with tobacco during adolescence (ETA) may be one of the important predictors. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed, within the context of a treatment-seeking group of subjects, to test the hypothesis that ETA negatively affects the outcome of smoking cessation during adulthood. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective (historic) cohort study conducted at a psychosocial care center in São Paulo, Brazil, between 2007 and 2010. METHODS: Data on sociodemographics, smoking and medical profiles were obtained through self-report questionnaires that were completed at the baseline and at any follow-up appointment. Logistic regression models were constructed to describe factors associated with the outcome of smoking cessation, measured according to the self-reported four-week success rate among 367 outpatient smokers. RESULTS: ETA was found to be associated with not quitting smoking through the treatment (odds ratio = 0.57; 95% confidence interval = 0.33-0.96; P < 0.05), even after adjustment for dependence level, sociodemographics, nicotine patch use and number of years of smoking. CONCLUSIONS: Early exposure to nicotine may lead to higher risk of continuing smoking after treatment, in adulthood.

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Chaim, C. H., Siu, E. R., Carvalho, C. F. C., Frallonardo, F. P., Ismael, F., de Andrade, A. G., … Castaldelli-Maia, J. M. (2019). Experimentation with tobacco during adolescence as a factor influencing treatment of smoking in adulthood. A retrospective cohort. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, 137(3), 234–240. https://doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2018.0504140319

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