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Carson, Kristin V and Brinn, Malcolm P and Labiszewski, Nadina A and Peters, Matthew and Chang, Anne B and Veale, Antony and Esterman, Adrian J and Smith, Brian J [The Cochrane Library] . (2012) Interventions for tobacco use prevention in Indigenous youth. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 8 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009325.pub2


Can smoking prevention interventions targeted at Indigenous youth prevent Indigenous youth from starting to smoke or use other tobacco products?

In Indigenous populations, the number of people who smoke has not fallen as it has in the wider communities around them. Young people remain at particular risk of taking up smoking. The associated harms to health are unacceptable. This review found that there is not enough published research evaluating programmes aiming to prevent Indigenous youth from starting to use tobacco. Information from the two included studies in this review (1505 participants in total, in Native American communities) does not allow a conclusion to be drawn as to whether tobacco prevention programmes in Indigenous populations prevent Indigenous youth from smoking or using smokeless tobacco. The review highlights the absence of data and need for more research.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD prevention
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:August 2012
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Volume:8
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Targeted prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)

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