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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242680     Find in a Library
  Title: Teenagers' Use of Tobacco and Their Perceptions of Tobacco Control Initiatives
  Author(s): Hannah J. Brewer, D.Ed. ; Kerri S. Kulik, Ph.D. ; Linda Klingaman, Ph.D. ; Sharon Deutschlander, D.Ed. ; Christine Black, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:42  Issue:3  Dated:2012  Pages:255 to 266
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This research examined teenagers' perceptions of anti-tobacco messages to determine which campaigns and educational approaches were most effective in preventing tobacco use among youth.
  Abstract: Tobacco use leads to more deaths each year than any other single factor. This research examined teenagers' perceptions of anti-tobacco messages to determine which campaigns and educational approaches were most effective in preventing tobacco use among youth. Students from five rural high schools in western Pennsylvania were included in this survey-based study (N = 204). A total of 30 percent of the study population reported current tobacco use. Tobacco users held more negative perceptions of anti-tobacco messages than non-users. A majority of students held supportive views about anti-tobacco education programs that were facilitated by peer leaders. Existing anti-tobacco campaigns and education are essential components of tobacco control initiatives. Students' perspectives provide novel insights that educators and campaign designers should consider as they develop anti-tobacco programs. (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
  Index Term(s): Drug effects ; Drug prevention programs ; Public education ; Juvenile health services ; Drug abuse education ; Tobacco use ; Pennsylvania
  Publisher URL: http://baywood.com 
  Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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