Characteristics of adolescent intermittent and daily smokers

  • Rubinstein M
  • Rait M
  • Sen S
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Introduction: Intermittent smoking is common among adolescent smokers, but little is known about adolescent intermittent smokers (ITS). This study describes a cohort of adolescent ITS and compares them to adolescent daily smokers (DS) for the purpose of providing a more detailed characterization of adolescent ITS, specifically patterns of smoking, level of self-reported addiction, and experience with cessation. Methods: Participants were 124 ITS and 55 DS. ITS were defined as smoking at least monthly but

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  • Adolescent nicotine addiction
  • Adolescent smoking
  • Daily smokers
  • Intermittent smokers
  • Light smoking

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  • Mark L. Rubinstein

  • Michelle A. Rait

  • Saunak Sen

  • Saul Shiffman

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