Mass media-led antismoking campaign can remove the education gap in quitting behavior

Am J Public Health. 1992 Jan;82(1):96-8. doi: 10.2105/ajph.82.1.96.


This study investigated whether the effective mass media-led antismoking campaigns in Australia had the traditional differential effect across educational levels. Our population surveys included random samples of 12,851 people before the campaign and 11,609 several years after the campaign had started. No statistically significant differences were found in quitting across education levels in three of the four subgroups. Mass media-led antismoking campaigns may play an important role in getting the antismoking message to the less educated.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Australia / epidemiology
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Education / standards
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Media*
  • Middle Aged
  • National Health Programs / standards*
  • Prevalence
  • Program Evaluation
  • Smoking / epidemiology*
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Prevention