Some evidence is available to suggest that multi-component community interventions are effective in influencing smoking behaviour and preventing the uptake of smoking in young people. These interventions use co-ordinated, widespread, multi-component programmes to try and influence young people's behaviour. Community members are often involved in determining and/or implementing these programmes. These include education of tobacco retailers about age restrictions, programmes for prevention of smoking-related diseases, mass media, school and family-based programmes. Changes in intentions to smoke, knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about smoking did not generally appear to affect the long-term success of the programmes.
Can community interventions deter young people from starting to smoke?
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