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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Usama Talib, BSc, MD [2]

Overview

The primary prevention of smoking includes not selling cigarettes to individuals younger than 18, avoiding smoking near children, imposing taxes on cigarettes and campaigns to educate people regarding the risks and complications of smoking.[1]

Primary Prevention

The primary prevention of smoking include:[1]

  • School, family and community based approach
  • Not selling cigarettes to individuals younger than 18
  • Regular exercise
  • Avoiding stress
  • Avoiding alcohol (a risk factor for smoking)
  • Avoiding smoking near children
  • Imposing taxes on cigarettes
  • Campaigns to educate people regarding the risks and complications of smoking

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tingen MS, Andrews JO, Stevenson AW (2009). "Primary and secondary tobacco prevention in youth". Annu Rev Nurs Res. 27: 171–93. PMID 20192104​ Check |pmid= value (help). zero width space character in |pmid= at position 9 (help)



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