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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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AMANDA MARCIA DOS SANTOS, Reinaldo; CAMILA CESAR, Goecking; JENNIFER PERUCCI DE, Almeida  and  YASMIN NARCISO, Goulart. Tobacco use among adolescents: literature review. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2010, vol.6, n.2, pp. 350-364. ISSN 1806-6976.

This is a systematic literature review on tobacco use among adolescents. In general, tobacco use among adolescents may be associated to various factors that in some way encourage it use, including success, a need for acceptance, or family issues. Health policies in this area work to prevent and reduce its tobacco use, warning about the risk that the referred population becomes exposed to when using tobacco. Knowing the profile of adolescents who use tobacco helps to understand its relationship with the smoking habit and to plan actions to prevent and fight against tobacco use in this population.

Keywords : Smoking; Research; Adolescent.

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