ERIC Number: ED361615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
California Programs To Prevent and Reduce Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use among In-School Youth: An Interim Report about Tobacco Use. Report No. 2.
Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
This document presents an interim report about tobacco use and its prevention among students in California schools. It focuses on the efforts of the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program, a part of the California Department of Education's Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education (DATE) program. It is noted that TUPE programs have operated in almost every elementary, middle, and senior high school in the state of California. Preliminary data from the second year of the TUPE/DATE program are presented which reveal that the TUPE effort has been effective in educating youth about the unhealthy aspects of smoking, in decreasing the number of young people who become regular smokers, and in ensuring that smoking is viewed as an unhealthy behavior. It is further noted that, by the time they finish high school, over one-half of California's students experiment with smoking, but fewer than 5% of the students in grades 7 through 12 actually become daily smokers, compared to a prevalence rate of 22% among the California adult population. The report examines youth and smoking; schools and their tobacco prevention education efforts; parents and tobacco prevention efforts; alternative activities to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; student exposure to curricula; student exposure to school-based tobacco services; and effects of the DATE program. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California