ERIC Number: ED373898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Stare, Russell K., Ed.
Prevention Forum, v14 n3 Spr/Sum 1994
This issue of the newsletter "Prevention Forum" focuses on smoking among adolescents. The articles are as follows: (1) "Where There's Smoke--Will Prevention Put Out the Fire?" (Joanne Burgess), an overview of the Surgeon General's report "Preventing Tobacco Use among Young People," including interviews with prevention and anti-smoking activists; (2) "No Defenses: Keep the Smoke-Free Goal Alive" (Jackie Garner), on the economic and health effects of becoming a smoke-free society; (3) "Illinois Studying Tobacco-Use Prevention" (Barbara Cimaglio), outlining a three-pronged study of liquor stores' sale of tobacco to minors, local ordinances relating to tobacco sales and the laws' enforcement, and undercover investigations of the sale of tobacco to minors; (4) "Social, Political Action Favoring Anti-Smoking Ideals" (Joanne Burgess), highlighting tobacco taxation, public smoking restrictions, and youth access restrictions as ways of discouraging tobacco use; (5) "Dedicated Doctors Have Serious Motives behind Light-Hearted Antics," focusing on Doctors Ought to Care, a group that parodies advertising and mocks alcohol and cigarette companies; (6) "Not Just a Habit, Smoking Is Life Threatening" (Joanne Burgess), focusing on the addictive properties of cigarettes, the effects of second-hand smoke, and the health effects of smoking as teenagers. Publications reviews and announcements of upcoming events are included. (AC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advertising, Age Differences, Child Health, Community Action, Consumer Protection, Health Education, Marketing, Mass Media Role, Prevention, Smoking, State Surveys, Student Behavior
"Prevention Forum," Prevention Resource Center, 822 South College Street, Springfield, IL 62704 (free to subscribers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Prevention Resource Center, Springfield.