Isabel C. A total of 22 focus groups were conducted among women in private and public worksites. Positive factors that served as protective mechanisms against initiation included smoking-related health effects and strong influence from parents and family members. Positive factors included smoking restrictions at home and workplace and concerns about appearance.
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Experimentation and use of cigarette and other tobacco products among adolescents in the Brazilian state capitals PeNSE Nicotine dependence establishes itself more rapidly among adolescents than among adults. Tobacco occupies the fourth place in the rank of main risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the continent. Studies reveal that other forms of tobacco use have increased among adolescents. Were included the 9 th grade students from the 26 State Capitals and the Federal District.