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Morgan, Mark and Doorley, Patrick and Hynes, M and Joy, S (1994) An evaluation of a smoking prevention programme with children from disadvantaged communities. Irish Medical Journal , 87 , (2) , pp. 56-57.

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This paper reported on a study of the effects of a novel smoking prevention programme on children in primary schools in disadvantaged areas. Parental involvement and visits by health board personnel were features of the programme, and integration with other school subjects was included as well.

Compared to matched control groups, the classes in which the programme was piloted showed fewer positive attitudes towards smoking and greater awareness of the dangerous consequences of smoking. The results were considered in the context of approaches to prevention of smoking that included education and the restriction of access to cigarettes.


Item Type:Article
Date:1994
Page Range:pp. 56-57
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:87
Number:2
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme evaluation
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Child
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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