Five- and six-year follow-up results from four seventh-grade smoking prevention strategies

David M. Murray, Phyllis Pirie, Russell V. Luepker, Unto Pallonen

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Seven thousand one hundred twenty-four members of the Classes of 1985 and 1986 who had participated as seventh graders in one of several smoking prevention programs were tracked and surveyed for smoking habits at 5- and 6-year follow-up: participation exceeded 90% in both cohorts. These data indicated that participants who received seventh-grade interventions based on the social influences model had similar smoking patterns compared to participants in other conditions. This finding supports the call for booster sessions after the initial seventh-grade intervention program. Future follow-up studies will assess whether the earlier benefits associated with the social influences model will translate into measurable differences in adult smoking patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1989


  • adolescent
  • follow-up
  • prevention
  • smoking

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Journal Article
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

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