Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An educational project on prevention of tobacco usage in adolescents
by Akapo, Aderonke S., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 75; 1522614
Abstract (Summary)

Tobacco usage continues to be a threat to global health and economy. Tobacco use is a leading contributor to causes of preventable death, diseases, and disability, and it is associated with various types of cancer, cardiovascular, and pulmonary diseases. Over 90% of smokers reported smoking initiation before age 18. Recent studies show that tobacco a control program works and that smoking cigarette is trending down among the general populace. However, tobacco usage among adolescents is still prevalent. The crux of the Family Nurse Practitioner's (FNP) practice is disease prevention and health promotion. Educational project aimed at prevention of tobacco usage among adolescents is essential to the FNP practice. The purpose of this project was to educate adolescents and their parents in a church setting to prevent use of tobacco products.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Ignat, Sharon, Kumrow, David E.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Health education
Publication Number: 1522614
ISBN: 978-1-303-02026-1
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