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Healio: Most Teen Smoking Prevention Efforts ‘On Wrong Track’

Frank T. Leone , MD, MS, director of comprehensive smoking treatment programs and professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, said that physicians that “scold” to warn of the dangers from smoking and show pictures of “blackened lungs” to this age group to keep those numbers from going even higher smoking miss the mark. “Those initiatives are totally on the wrong track” in their smoking prevention efforts. Such strategies ignore what made smoking so appealing to teenagers in the first place, he told Healio Primary Care Today.” Read more at Healio, MedScape

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