Calling it Quits Program
Initiative Description: School nurse-delivered smoking-cessation intervention: counseling intervention, Calling It Quits consisted of 4 weekly private 1-on-1 sessions conducted during 1 month in the school health clinic, using the 5 A’s model and cognitive-behavioral techniques. The control condition received 4 weekly visits with the school nurse during which the nurse delivered informational pamphlets, checked smoking status and efforts at quitting, and asked if the student had any questions.
Study Results:Intervention was successful in improving short-term abstinence among adolescent boys and short-term reductions in smoking amount and frequency in both genders.
Reference: Pbert, L., Druker, S., DiFranza, J. R., Gorak, D., Reed, G., Magner, R., … Osganian, S. (2011). Effectiveness of a school nurse–delivered smoking-cessation intervention for adolescents. Pediatrics, 128(5), 926–936. http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-0520
Level of Evidence: Very Good