Why girls smoke: a proposed community-based prevention program.

M. A. Faucher, S. Carter

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OBJECTIVES: To review the literature on reasons teenage girls start smoking and to identify the role and opportunities for nurses to have an impact on this public health problem. In addition, a proposed smoking prevention program targeted to teenage girls is presented. DATA SOURCES: Information was gathered from professional journals and texts and from MEDLINE and PROQUEST. Keywords used in the searches were smoking prevention, tobacco use, smoking and adolescents, teenage girls and smoking, health education and smoking, and smoking prevention programs. DATA SYNTHESIS AND CONCLUSIONS: Smoking initiation in teenage girls is a problem with ramifications for individual health as well as for public health. Although the literature demonstrates the rising incidence of smoking in teenage girls and evidence suggests the reasons girls start smoking differ from those of their male counterparts, a dearth of information on smoking prevention programs exists for this population. It is reasonable to assume that the best practices for adolescent smoking prevention can be applied to programs specifically for girls, along with efforts to address social influences, self-image, and self-esteem, which may be particularly important to teenage girls. The theory of reasoned action provides a framework for prevention strategies that target the behavioral beliefs and attitudes that influence teenage girls to smoke. Nurses can educate themselves about contributing factors that lead teenage girls to start smoking. Implementing this knowledge into nursing practice in a variety of settings could help meet the Healthy People 2010 goals of reducing teenage smoking to 16%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-471
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG
Volume30
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2001

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Why girls smoke : a proposed community-based prevention program. / Faucher, M. A.; Carter, S.

In: Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG, Vol. 30, No. 5, 09.2001, p. 463-471.

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