Topic: Tobacco Use Prevention

Tobacco use by youth in California disproportionately affects low-income, racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents. To address this issue we utilized the afterschool setting to deliver and assess a tobacco use prevention program by adapting Project TNT, a successful tobacco use prevention program used in middle school classroom environments, for the afterschool setting. Through this pilot study, we took the initial steps needed to begin a long term program of research that will adapt and evaluate an innovative youth tobacco use prevention program for delivery in afterschool settings with potential for widespread dissemination.

Research Team:
Burt Cowgill, PhD
Barbara Berman, PhD

Community Partner: Breathe California of Los Angeles and the Boys and Girls Club of Carson

Study Population: afterschool programs in South Los Angeles

Funding Source: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program