Journal article

The effectiveness of school-based smoking prevention interventions among low- and high-SES European teenagers

L Mercken, L Moore, MR Crone, H De Vries, I De Bourdeaudhuij, N Lien, F Fagiano, PD Vitoria, FJ Van Lenthe

Health Education Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012

Abstract

Preventing smoking initiation among adolescents of lower socio-economic groups is crucial for the reduction of socio-economic inequalities in health. The aim of the present study was to examine whether effective smoking prevention interventions in Europe are equally effective among adolescents of low- and high-socio-economic status (SES). As part of the European Union-funded TEENAGE project, three school-based smoking prevention intervention studies in Europe were selected for secondary analyses: (i) a Dutch class competition intervention, (ii) the European Smoking Prevention Framework (ESFA) study and (iii) the A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial (ASSIST) intervention. All three studies differe..

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