Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 207–218 | Cite as

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

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


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.

Key words

adolescent smoking prevention follow-up 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Murray
    • 1
  • Phyllis Pirie
    • 1
  • Russell V. Luepker
    • 1
  • Unto Pallonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Epidemiology, School of Public HealthUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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