Educational or Curriculum – Community Partnership

Initiative Description: The program included 14 information lessons about smoking and refusal skills training. The 3-year smoking prevention program was also integrated into the standard curriculum. The community-element of the programme included parents, parish confirmation camps and dentists

Study Results: Delayed smoking onset.

Reference: Vartiainen, E., Pennanen, M., Haukkala, A., Dijk, F., Lehtovuori, R., & De Vries, H. (2007). The effects of a three-year smoking prevention programme in secondary schools in Helsinki. European Journal Of Public Health, 17(3), 249-256.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good