Have you ever smoked cigarettes or used any other tobacco product? _X_ No ___ Yes, but just a little experimentation, for example, a few puffs of a cigarette ___ Yes, more than just experimenting. If Yes, please answer the following questions:
Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your life? _X__ No ___ Yes
This checklist was first described in the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth study, and was designed to screen adolescents for symptoms of tobacco dependence (DiFranza et al. 2002a). An adolescent answering yes to any of these questions is said to have some dependence on tobacco.
This is an example of a patient's responses to the Tobacco Use Assessment Form for Children or Teens.
Name: Jennifer Simpson
Date: 6/ 1 /2005
Have you ever smoked cigarettes or used any other tobacco product? XNo ___ Yes, but just a little experimentation, for example, a few puffs of a cigarette ___ Yes, more than just experimenting. If Yes, please answer the following questions (A-C):
Talking to your teenager about alcohol can be difficult. You may feel that they won't listen to you or you may feel uncomfortable talking about this subject with them. Where do you start? How can you be effective in communicating your message?
The following are tips to help you have a productive conversation:
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