Smoking prevention in young people: A cluster randomised trial of implementation intentions

The vast majority of smokers take up the habit as adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20 years. The present research focuses on reducing smoking initiation as potentially the most effective way to reduce smoking-related harm. The intervention in question is the formation of repeated implementation intentions about how to refuse offers of cigarettes. The aim of the current study is to evaluate whether the intervention is effective in preventing smoking initiation among young people.

The study is led by Professor Mark Connor at the University of Leeds in collaboration with Staffordshire University and University of York.

Funding

Funder(s):  Medical Research Council 
Start Date:  July 2012
Expiry Date:  June 2016

Members

Internal Staff

External Collaborators

The study is led by the University of Leeds in collaboration with Staffordshire University and the University of York.

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences