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Current Addiction Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 42–53 | Cite as

International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programs and Policy in Adolescents and Young Adults: Denmark

  • Nanna Schneekloth Jarlstrup
  • Knud Juel
  • Charlotta H. Pisinger
  • Morten Grønbæk
  • Søren Holm
  • Susan Andersen
Tobacco (S Sussman and R Garcia, Section Editors)
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Abstract

Purpose of Review

Smoking habits early in life are known to have important implications for lifetime smoking behaviors and efforts that discourage smoking among young people are essential for national tobacco control. In Denmark, various approaches have been taken to prevent or stop smoking in youth. This paper provides an overview of approaches to tobacco control policies and smoking cessation programs targeting adolescents and young adults in Denmark and presents current evidence of their effectiveness.

Recent Findings

Extensive research documents the effect of tobacco control policies on youth smoking behavior, especially that of increasing prices on tobacco. Further, it has been suggested that strategies addressing the social aspect of smoking should be emphasized.

Summary

This paper highlights that Denmark has an untapped potential within national tobacco control. Denmark should prioritize a comprehensive approach including enactment of tobacco control policies and implementation of interventions shown to be effective to prevent smoking initiation and encourage quitting among Danish youth.

Keywords

Cigarette smoking Tobacco control policy Smoking cessation Smoking prevention Adolescents 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Tenna Clara Børsting Christiansen and Caroline Lyng Brandt from the Danish Cancer Society for detailed help with literature searching and knowledge sharing of smoking cessation programs in Denmark.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights

All reported studies/experiments with human or animal subjects performed by the authors have been previously published and complied with all applicable ethical standards (including the Helsinki declaration and its amendments, institutional/national research committee standards, and international/national/institutional guidelines).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanna Schneekloth Jarlstrup
    • 1
  • Knud Juel
    • 1
  • Charlotta H. Pisinger
    • 2
  • Morten Grønbæk
    • 1
  • Søren Holm
    • 3
  • Susan Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Public HealthUniversity of Southern DenmarkCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Research Center for Prevention and HealthUniversity of CopenhagenGlostrupDenmark
  3. 3.The Municipality of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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