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Abstract: We studied smoking status among teenage residents at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center (Woodside) in Vermont. Using a modified CDC survey and focus groups, we found that short-term detention residents (S group) were significantly more likely to be “smokers” than the long-term treatment residents (L group). All residents reported that stress had an important impact on their lives. Based on our findings, we implemented a goal setting workshop for both L and S groups.


Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Judith Christensen, PhD, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center


Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center


Tobacco Use

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Smoking Profile of Woodside Juvenile Detention Center and Interventional Goal-Setting Workshop