Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Intervention included designed to address important personal and environmental determinants of adolescent smoking including: students’ smoking-related knowledge, attitudes, abstinence self-efficacy and refusal skills; cigarette availability; school smoking policy; and social support of adolescent smoking.

Study Results: Improved adolescents’ smoking-related knowledge, but did not change their attitudes towards smoking.

Reference: Wen, X., Chen, W., Gans, K. M., Colby, S. M., Lu, C., Liang, C., & Ling, W. (2010). Two year effects of a school-based prevention programme on adolescent cigarette smoking in Guangzhou, China: a cluster randomized trial. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(3), 860–876.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good