Developing School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Programs

Title

Developing School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Programs

Files

Description

Even though some school-based tobacco use prevention programs have proven successful, nearly all first use of tobacco occurs before high school graduation. In this volume the authors offer a health researcher's perspective on the history, status, and requirements of school-based tobacco use prevention and cessation research. They outline how to develop a research program and give practical guidelines on how to implement it. Following a brief overview of school-based prevention and cessation programs, they describe the development and implementation of Project Towards No Tobacco Use (TNT), and address major theoretical and methodological issues. The specific issues they address include developing and selecting good programs; developing the curriculum; examining the social influences of etiology; and selecting, assigning, and teaching subjects. Researchers and practitioners in public health, especially those involved in adolescent tobacco programs and health promotion will find this volume particularly interesting.

ISBN

9780803949287

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

SAGE Publications, Inc.

City

Thousand Oaks

Keywords

Tobacco use, High school, Prevention

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction