Title

Early Adolescents and Anti-Tobacco Messages From School, Community, Media, Physicians, and Parents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Department

Community Health Sciences

Abstract

To examine cumulative impact of anti-smoking messages, 300+ sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at three southern, private schools completed the Youth Tobacco Survey during both fall and spring, 2001-2002. One school had tobacco lessons plus health-promotion teams, the other tobacco lessons, and the third classes as usual. In attitudes,and intentions, students were not different across schools, or from fall to spring. Sixth graders endorsed healthier attitudes than seventh and eighth graders, despite equal anti-tobacco messages. Multi-dimensional tobacco prevention activities may not last from fall to spring, and may need to especially target seventh and eighth graders.

Publication Title

Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

75

Last Page

87

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