Changes in tobacco use among adolescent smokers in substance abuse treatment. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs) smoke cigarettes more than youth in the general population. Little is known about changes in smoking patterns during and after outpatient SUD treatment. We examined whether receiving SUD treatment had a differential impact on cigarette smoking behaviors of mild (< 10 cigarettes per day [CPD]), moderate (10–19 CPD), and heavy (≥ 20 CPD) smokers (smoked on≥ 60 days in the past 90). Our sample included 378 adolescents from the Cannabis Youth Treatment study …

publication date

  • June 1, 2009