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As of December 31, 2010, the Helping Young Smokers Quit National Program Office has closed.

April 21, 2010
Program Evaluation Toolkit Now Available
HYSQ researchers have developed an evaluation toolkit for youth smoking cessation programs. The toolkit gives program providers a mechanism for evaluating their programs' effectiveness in helping high school-aged smokers successfully quit.

Access the free toolkit on the Resources page.  

March 17, 2009
Internally-Developed Teen Tobacco Cessation Programs Compared to Prepackaged Programs
In an article comparing the characteristics of internally-developed youth tobacco cessation programs to those that are prepackaged, HYSQ researchers report that internally-developed programs are more likely to be found in urban areas, provide treatment services for other substance use, and have fewer resources.

View the full reference for this and other HYSQ articles on the Publications page.

January 1, 2009
HYSQ Conducts Review of Youth Tobacco Cessation Publications
HYSQ researchers published the Annual Review of Psychology's first comprehensive summary of research in tobacco cessation for adolescents. This synthesis addresses youth cessation from several perspectives by examining youth development, tobacco use, nicotine addiction, and treatment.

View the full reference for this and other HYSQ articles on the Publications page.

June 29, 2007
Young Adult Smokers Want to Quit, But Most Do Not Seek Proven Treatment
HYSQ researchers report in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health that young adults do not take advantage of proven smoking cessation treatments that can double their chances of quitting.

Read the full-text article at the American Journal of Public Health.

December 1, 2006
HYSQ Publishes Phase I Findings in the American Journal of Public Health
HYSQ researchers report that programs to help youth stop smoking are common, yet only a small number of youth seek treatment. They also found fewer programs in geographic areas with higher rates of youth smoking.

Read the full-text article at the American Journal of Public Health.


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The Helping Young Smokers Quit National Program Office has closed. Helping Young Smokers Quit was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2001 through 2010. Program direction was provided by the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago. The contents of this Web site are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCI, CDC or RWJF. © 2010.