Research reveals how to stop children smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs
Programmes to prevent smoking, alcohol and drug use should match the children’s ages, focus on the vulnerable and be matched with price, availability and advertising rules.
That’s the conclusion of a research project reviewing latest evidence on how to influence young people’s behaviour.
"You are wasting effort telling young people to avoid alcohol if age restrictions are not enforced at liquor stores and beer drinking is advertised at football matches", explains author, Rutger Engels, Professor in Developmental Psychopathology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, writing on the Child and Family Blog, ChildandFamilyBlog.com, a new site where the world’s leading child researchers summarise their latest findings.
Get pre-publication access to Professor Engel’s research summary, to be published on 16 February: English | German | French