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Predicting the life-time benefit of school-based smoking prevention programmes.

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AIM: School-based smoking prevention programmes may delay the age of smoking initiation, but do not appear to achieve lasting reductions in smoking prevalence beyond school-leaving age. We explored whether delaying the age at which someone initiates smoking may have life-time benefits by increasing the likelihood of quitting in later life. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data from the General Household Survey of Great Britain were used in a logistic regression model to examine the association between ag...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Journal:
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
Volume:
105
Issue:
6
Pages:
1109-1116
Publication date:
2010-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1360-0443
ISSN:
0965-2140
URN:
uuid:a6845e43-6b15-46c6-b96c-6efb121c92ed
Source identifiers:
351531
Local pid:
pubs:351531

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