Initiative Description: Systematic literature review on school-based programs implemented in schools for tobacco use prevention.
Study Results: Pure Prevention cohorts showed a significant effect at the longest follow-up, with an average 12% reduction in starting smoking compared to the control groups. However, no overall effect was detected at one year or less. The combined social competence and social influences interventions showed a significant effect at one year and at longest follow-up
Reference: Thomas RE, McLellan J, Perera R (2013) School-based programmes for preventing smoking. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001293.pub3.
Level of Evidence: Very Good