Project FLAVOR: 1-Year Outcomes of a Multicultural, School-Based Smoking Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents

Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb;94(2):263-5. doi: 10.2105/ajph.94.2.263.


To evaluate a multicultural smoking prevention curriculum, 16 schools were randomized to receive the multicultural curriculum or a standard curriculum and program effects on 1-year smoking initiation among 1430 never smokers were assessed. Hispanic boys who received the multicultural curriculum were less likely to initiate smoking than were those who received the standard curriculum; effects were insignificant among other groups. The prevention effect among Hispanic boys is encouraging, but additional research is needed to improve prevention effects among other groups.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / ethnology*
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology
  • Asian Americans / psychology
  • California / epidemiology
  • Curriculum*
  • Health Education / organization & administration*
  • Hispanic Americans / psychology
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • School Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Smoking / ethnology*
  • Smoking / psychology
  • Smoking Prevention*