The cost-effectiveness of intensive national school-based anti-tobacco education: results from the tobacco policy model.

@article{Tengs2001TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of intensive national school-based anti-tobacco education: results from the tobacco policy model.},
  author={Tammy Tengs and Nathaniel D. Osgood and Li Li Chen},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={558-70}
}
OBJECTIVES School-based anti-tobacco education using the "social influences" model is known to reduce smoking among youth by 5-56%. Program effectiveness, however, dissipates in 1-4 years. Consequently, opinion leaders have questioned whether a more intensive national educational effort would be economically efficient. To address this question, we evaluated the cost-effectiveness of enhanced nationwide school-based anti-tobacco education relative to the status quo. METHODS To estimate cost… CONTINUE READING

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