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Tobacco education: have New Zealand primary schools done their homework?
Aust N Z J Public Health. 2007 Feb; 31(1):23-5.AN

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe the content, delivery and evaluation of tobacco-related (smoke-free) education to pre-teen students and to compare this education with current best practice.

METHOD

Postal survey to staff of 136 New Zealand (NZ) schools with primary-aged children.

RESULTS

More than 90% of schools offered some form of education about the harmful effects of tobacco use and many relied on external providers for this education.

CONCLUSION

Although most schools offered some form of smoke-free education, there was a lack of rigorous program evaluation, particularly of programs provided by external agencies.

IMPLICATIONS

Smoking remains a significant health problem in NZ and improving the quality of smoke-free education for pre-teen students, before most young people initiate smoking, would be a positive step towards better health.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Social and Behavioural Research in Cancer Group, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17333604

Citation

Walker, Jacqueline, and Helen Darling. "Tobacco Education: Have New Zealand Primary Schools Done Their Homework?" Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 31, no. 1, 2007, pp. 23-5.
Walker J, Darling H. Tobacco education: have New Zealand primary schools done their homework? Aust N Z J Public Health. 2007;31(1):23-5.
Walker, J., & Darling, H. (2007). Tobacco education: have New Zealand primary schools done their homework? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 31(1), 23-5.
Walker J, Darling H. Tobacco Education: Have New Zealand Primary Schools Done Their Homework. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2007;31(1):23-5. PubMed PMID: 17333604.
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