Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Intervention program based on the life‐skills approach and consisted of 21 sessions. The aims of the program were to promote fundamental social competencies and coping skills. In addition, specific information on cigarette smoking was given and skills for resisting social influences to smoke were rehearsed. The program was conducted by trained school teachers during a course of 4 months.

Study Results: Improved knowledge related to tobacco use.

Reference: Hanewinkel, R. (2004). Fifteen-month follow-up results of a school-based life-skills approach to smoking prevention. Health Education Research, 19(2), 125–137.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good