49. What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continued)
Children and Adolescents:
2000 Guideline: Recommendation: Counseling and behavioral interventions shown to be effective with adults should be considered for use with children and adolescents. The content of these interventions should be modified to be developmentally appropriate. (Strength of Evidence = C).
2008 Guideline Update: Recommendation #1: Counseling has been shown to be effective in treatment of adolescent smokers. Therefore, adolescent smokers should be provided with counseling interventions to aid them in quitting smoking. Strength of Evidence = B).