Quitting smoking just as hard for adolescents

Researchers has found that the psychological effects for adolescents who give up smoking are very similar to those in adults who have been smoking for a longer period of time.

Adolescents reportedly showed strong negative effects just after quitting, even relatively early in the dependence process. These effects included withdrawal symptoms such as smoking urges, exacerbations of negative mood, and higher provoked cravings after abstaining for nearly a day.

The findings are consistent with previous studies and should inform future smoking cessation and withdrawal treatment for adolescents.

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