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School-based Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation: Where Are We Going?

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Objective: To discuss the past, present, and future directions of school-based tobacco use prevention and cessation research. Methods: Discuss the origins of tobacco use prevention research; how prevention research advanced with empirical etiologic work; the genesis of comprehensive social influences programming and its contents; multiple modalities of programming beyond the school setting; and the rebirth of teen cessation programming and the issue of dissemination. Results: There are many avenues of teen tobacco use prevention and cessation research and practice that need continued exploration, particularly regarding effects mediation and teen cessation. Conclusions: This discussion provides a background to assist health behavior researchers and practitioners to move forward in this arena.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, and Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Publication date: May 1, 2001

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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