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Development and evaluation of a novel intervention providing insight into the tobacco industry to prevent the uptake of smoking in school-aged children

The overall purpose of this research is to assess whether a multi-component intervention involving educational resources for use in schools, alongside family components, is effective and cost-effective in preventing the uptake of smoking in school-aged children. Specific objectives are to pilot a new smoking cessation resource (Operation Smoke Storm) designed for use in the early years of secondary school by Kick It (the Hammersmith and Fulham NHS Stop Smoking Service) to gain preliminary evidence for its acceptability and effectiveness. Operation Smoke Storm will be trialled with Year 7 students (aged 11-12) in two contrasting schools in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in the first year of our study. Quantitative evaluation will provide preliminary evidence for its effect on the prevalence of current smokers' and non-smokers' susceptibility to smoking, and qualitative work with students and teachers will evaluate the intervention’s acceptability.


Funder(s): NIHR PHR
Start Date: 01-Jan-2013
End Date: 31-Jul-2016


Internal staff

External collaborators

  • Linda Bauld
  • Manpreet Bains
  • John Britton
  • Toby Fairs-Billam
  • Laura Jones
  • Tomasz Letniowski
  • Sarah Lewis
  • Ann McNeill

Mental Health and Addiction Research in the Department of Health Sciences