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NCJ Number: 159996 Find in a Library
Title: Developing School-based Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Programs
Author(s): S Sussman; C W Dent; D Burton; A W Stacy; B R Flay
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 307
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-4928-6
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to both researchers and program developers in public health and adolescent tobacco programs and health promotion, this volume presents a health researcher's perspective on the history, status, and requirements of school-based tobacco use prevention and cessation programs and research.
Abstract: The discussion emphasizes that the last 20 years of tobacco use prevention research has revealed that social influences are the major determinants of tobacco use in youth and that prevention is most effective if it addresses those social influences. The text then describes program options, the competing theoretical perspectives, and the methodological approaches to consider. Next it describes the development and implementation of Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT), a 5-year grant funded by the National Cancer Institute. Individual sections discuss issues concerning curriculum development and content; participant selection, assignment, tracking and attrition, analysis, and other methodological and statistical considerations; and the applicability of these methods and curricula products to other research areas. Tables, index, appended summaries of the content of Project TNT, and approximately 500 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug research; Juvenile drug use; Program evaluation; Tobacco use
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