Current issues of preventing tobacco use in secondary school graduates



Here is identified the tendency to reduce the effectiveness of anti-tobacco prevention work among graduating students of secondary school. This decline may be due to psychological and social reasons. It is shown that risk factors of involving in chemical dependency are meaningfully disclosed in longitudinal studies, whereas the dynamics of personal change during the formation of anti-addictive prevention skills are more fully disclosed in the comparative age sections. The typical phenomena, accompanying the downward trend in prevention, are the growth of problem behavior and the crisis of mass dropout. Such phenomena are so great that they are recognized as a crisis at a state level.

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Keywords: problem behaviors; anti-tobacco prevention; smoking; educational process; graduating classes; continuity, monitoring

Journal rubric: Labour Psychology and Engineering Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Florova N.B. Current issues of preventing tobacco use in secondary school graduates [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 129–140. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Nina B. Florova, PhD in Biology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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