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Evans, D and O'Farrell, A and Sheridan, A and Kavanagh, Paul (2018) Youth smoking in Ireland: a special analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

URL: http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/623073


The aim of the study was to better inform tobacco control policy and planning in Ireland to tackle smoking among children and young people through describing smoking behaviour, relationship with health, wellbeing and life experience and the impact of current control measures. More specifically the study objectives were to:

 

  1. Measure the prevalence of smoking among children and young people in Ireland, identifying demographic factors independently associated with smoking;
  2. Measure the health, wellbeing and key facets of the reported life experience of children and young people who smoke, compare this with non-smokers, and identify factors associated with smoking independent of demographic factors;
  3. Measure the impact of tobacco control measures on the smoking behaviour of children and young people independent of demographic factors;
  4. Inform tobacco control and HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme planning to strengthen the prevention of smoking initiation and reduce prevalence among children and young people.
Date:June 2018
Pages:24 p.
Publisher:Health Service Executive
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college)
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Student (secondary level)
T Demographic characteristics > Student (primary level)

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