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Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias

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HERRERA G., Ana María  y  CORVALAN B., María Paz. Adolescents and smoking. Rev. chil. enferm. respir. [online]. 2017, vol.33, n.3, pp.236-238. ISSN 0717-7348.

Smoking in adolescents produces addiction to nicotine, damage to the cardiorespiratory apparatus, and it is also a gateway to the use of illicit drugs. In the United States, electronic cigarettes are more frequently used by young people than conventional cigarettes, believing that they are less harmful to health, however, it is known that these devices produce combustion and deliver nicotine inhaled so their use leads traditional cigarette consumption and exposure to carcinogenic substances. For all of the above, tobacco control efforts must be: public policies (tobacco tax increases, mass advertising campaigns, smoke-free environments, restriction of advertising), early register and timely treatment of adolescents who have initiated tobacco consumption through the ABC-D as it appears in the First Guidelines of Clinical Practice of Smoking Treatment, Chile 2017, for this it is necessary that the health professionals receive training. Regarding second-hand smoke, pediatricians must refer parents to smoking cessation that can be telephone (6003607777, Salud Responde MINSAL, this number appears on cigarette packets).

Palabras clave : Smoking; smoking cessation; tobacco use disorders; adolescents; public policy.

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