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NCJ Number: 171419 Find in a Library
Title: Children's Smoking Habits in an Agricultural Community in Japan and the Importance of a No Smoking Program Integrating Family, School and Community Health
Journal: Public Health  Volume:111  Issue:5  Dated:(September 1997)  Pages:289-292
Author(s): T Fukushima; T Fujiwara; J Matsumoto; A Isobe; K Shiwaku; E Ishizaki; S Tsuchiya; Y Yamane
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study establishes a model of integration of the health promotion projects of schools and communities in an agricultural area of Japan, to address the problem of children's smoking.
Abstract: Study subjects were 10-to 15-year-old schoolchildren and their parents. Children completed questionnaires at school and their parents completed them at home, in July 1995. One-fourth of the junior high school boys had tried smoking, and most of their parents did not notice. More than half of the children who had tried smoking mainly acquired tobacco from their homes. One-tenth of them were prompted to smoke by their fathers or other relatives. To develop a health promotion project for children which includes prevention of smoking, it is important to provide a health education program and an environment that encourages health. The project should be community-based because participation of local inhabitants gives it additional impetus. The study emphasizes the importance of a healthy district plan based on the health policy of the general community. Figures, tables, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community support; Data collections; Drug prevention programs; Healthcare; Japan; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile health services; Questionnaires; Self-report studies; Tobacco use
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