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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 (2012) Interventions for tobacco use prevention in Indigenous youth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (8) . Art. No.: CD009325. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009325.pub2.

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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.

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