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PREVENTING TOBACCO USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE
STEVEN PAUL SCHINKE, Ph.D., Chairman and Professor and LEWAYNE D. GILCHRIST, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Social Work Research, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, Seattle.
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|                             |Preventing tobacco use in youths may be an easier task than helping adults break the habit of       |
|                             |smoking and overcome its ill effects. Using experimental procedures based on social work           |
|                             |techniques, this study suggests that social work efforts are an effective tool in programs and     |
|                             |services that focus on primary prevention.                                                         |
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|Abstract                     |Prevention is a promising area for social work practice in the health field, but the concept of     |
|Need for Preventive Efforts   |prevention is a difficult one to implement.1 Unlike their counterparts in medicine, social workers |
|Techniques Used               |do not have epidemiological techniques to focus their practice on prevention. That is, social work |
|Measures of Outcome           |practice lacks the certainty of medical intervention. Whereas health care workers can predictably   |
|Efficacy of Social Work       |prevent major diseases, social workers remain tentative about their ability to prevent emotional   |
|Notes and References         |and behavioral disorders.2 Differing too is the potency of biomedical and social work methods. The |
|                             |use of immunization, drugs, and surgery commonly...

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