Document Type



Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC)


Child Health Promotion Research Centre. (2007). Optimising school nurse involvement in youth based tobacco control programs: presented to the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation. Perth, Australia: Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.


A significant proportion of youth smoke regularly, placing them at risk of addiction to cigarette smoking. It is known that adolescence is a critical period for the establishment of adult drug use behaviours. The key focus for this research program is the investigation of interventions addressing adolescent smoking cessation, with a particular emphasis on School Nurse involvement.

The research program aims to provide capacity building benefits at three levels: to secondary school nurses, to two post-graduate students, as well as school health promotion /smoking prevention/cessation practitioners and researchers. Ultimately this project may add previously underused but well trained, highly credible resources to efforts to decrease the use of and harm associated with tobacco amongst Western Australian youth.