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Changes in adolescent smoking behaviour and knowledge of health consequences of smoking

Mazanov, Jason; Byrne, Donald

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Strategies designed to prevent uptake or provoke cessation in adolescent smoking often include components educating adolescents on the health consequences of smoking. This paper assessed whether the level of knowledge an adolescent has about the health consequences of smoking (health literacy) covaried with changes in smoking behaviour over time. The data, derived from a 12-month longitudinal study of adolescent smoking, showed that smokers appeared to have a higher level of health literacy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31520
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/00049530701541202

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