Prevention of Smoking in Adolescents

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Patcharin Addjanagitti
Uthaiwan Pongboriboon


Nowadays, smoking behavior is prevalent among adolescents and has continued to increase. It was also found that adolescents began to smoke at a younger age. It is mainly due to the physical, mental, emotional and social development of adolescents, which makes them self-confident. Independent thinking results in curiosity and is influenced by peer groups and the media. Easy accessibility of purchasing tobacco products. Having a wrong attitude about smoking. This causes adolescents to have an increased urge to smoke and develop smoking habits. Therefore, measures should be taken and implemented to prevent smoking among adolescents. With guidelines starting at the community level, such as organizing activities in the community Establishing measures for the purchase of cigarettes in the community stores Institutional level guidelines, such as organizing anti-smoking activities in educational institutions Inserting material about learning and guidelines at the health policy level to coordinate with relevant agencies and participate in a comprehensive adolescent smoking prevention campaign. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate guidelines for the prevention of smoking in adolescents. To be able to organize a process to effectively prevent smoking and to prevent of new smokers in the future.


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