Project Towards No Tobacco Use Case Study

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The CDC states that according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, tobacco use is mainly formed for the first time during adolescence age. The CDC reported that nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers tried their first smoking experience by age of 18. According to U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC state that in the United States, each day more than 3,800 youth age 18 years or younger experience their first cigarette smoke. Moreover, 2,100 youth and young adult considered as a daily cigarette smokers. As of this trend the CDC states that “If smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness.
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Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA), and the National Registry of Evidence-based program and practices (NREPP) are defined the Project Towards No Tobacco Use (TNT) as a prevention intervention program that designed based on classroom curriculum to decrease tobacco use among adolescence with in age 10 to 15 years old. In their quasi-experimental design study, Rice et al, 2011, were aimed to test the project TNT intervention and its effects in 9th and 10th graders, Arab American and non-Arab American students in the Midwest region in regard to cigarettes …show more content…
A systematic reviews have presented multi prove that school-based targeting smoking prevention are efficient (Campbell et al, 2008). In this study, TNT intervention as one of school-based interventions is used effectively and provided support to the beneficial of such interventions. Moreover, the modifications that has been done to the TNT intervention were provide strength, improvement and high intervention quality. Since school education is something continue through years, which would raise the need of providing continues smoking prevention activates, however, the matter is not how this activities should be done but, how it can be done in the maximum efficient ways (Campbell et al, 2008). In this study the researchers were successfully able to modify the model by adding PowerPoint animations, videos, materials, and providing the program in different

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