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Nearly 2/3ís of the teens received a message to quit smoking and/or encouragement to quit from their physician. Greater than 50% of teenís received support to quit from mother and boy friend. Many of the teens lived in households without fathers, which is reflected in the low percentage who received support to quit smoking from their fatherís.

 

When encouragement to quit from the MD was examined with regard to 12 month smoking behavior, teens who received a message from their docs were significantly more likely to report abstinence at the 12 month follow-up.