Evaluation of a School-Based Smoking Prevention Program in Indonesia

Researchers

  1. Justin White, PhD
Research Fields: 
International
Marketing and Prevention

In this randomized trial at middle schools in Indonesia, we test the effectiveness of asking students to commit individually or in pairs to not smoking cigarettes. The study results will indicate whether a social penalty can motivate students to refrain from smoking; identify the magnitude of peer influence on students’ smoking behavior; and inform anti-tobacco policy in a high-prevalence setting.