Stages of acquisition and cessation for adolescent smoking: an empirical integration - ScienceDirect

Adolescent cigarette smoking acquisition and cessation were integrated into a single nine-stages-of-change continuum using the transtheoretical model of change framework. Findings in a high school student sample ( n > 700) showed that a few of the never smokers were planning to try smoking, and half of the current smokers were contemplating quitting.