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Students’ perception of community disapproval, perceived enforcement of school antismoking policies, personal beliefs, and their cigarette smoking behaviors

New research from America into the impact of school’s tobacco policies and young people’s smoking in Nicotine and Tobacco Research (see the abstract here).

The results seem promising:

Structural equation modeling indicated that perceived enforcement of school policy was directly and positively related to perceived community norms. In addition, adolescents’ personal beliefs appeared to mediate the relationship between perceived enforcement of school antismoking policies and past-30-day cigarette smoking. School policies, in turn, partially mediated the relationship between community norms and smoking beliefs.

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  1. […] fits with earlier (American) research about the importance of smoking policies in school settings, and perhaps more importantly UK […]

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