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ERIC Number: ED179862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Effectiveness of Smoking Prevention Programs.
Jason, Leonard A.; Mollica, Mark
Given the documented link between smoking and later debilitating health conditions, a need exists to investigate educational programs aimed at reducing rates of smoking among school-age children. An entire class of ninth graders was involved in a treatment condition featuring either role-playing and discussion or discussion only. While both treatments effectively reduced levels of smoking among inchoate smokers, few changes were noted for youngsters manifesting more long-term, entrenched habits. Levels of smoking for children monitored in a control school remained about the same. These data suggest that early preventive programs might be most efficacious in curtailing smoking among school-age children. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)