Compliance for Kids: a community-based tobacco prevention project

Can J Public Health. 1994 Mar-Apr;85(2):82-4.


This article reports on the findings of a pre-test/post-test evaluation of the Compliance for Kids program carried out in three different communities. It demonstrates that it is indeed possible for a locally directed program to influence community standards of behaviour. It also suggests that in larger areas, such programs might better be implemented at the neighbourhood than at the city-wide level; and that merchants are influenced more by threat of enforcement than knowledge of laws. Such findings reinforce the need both for continued community programming and comprehensive legislation and enforcement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Alberta / epidemiology
  • Commerce*
  • Community Participation*
  • Health Education / organization & administration*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Nicotiana*
  • Patient Compliance*
  • Plants, Toxic*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking Prevention*