Health Education Program

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Health Education Program


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Client Group, their Health Needs and Priorities for Health Education6

Smoking Behaviour among Youth6

Social Factors Affecting Youth Smoking7

Demographic Characteristics and Youth Smoking7

Racial differences in Smoking Practice8

Importance of Health Education9

Gaps in Health Education Provision9

Historical Perspective on Smoking Prevalence10

Interaction Effects10

Dangers of Smoking11

Effect on Quality of Life13

Current smoking cessation treatment interventions13

Cigarette-smoking behavior of young people14

Impact of tobacco-related illnesses16

Symptoms associated with Smoking withdrawal16

Review and Analysis of Health Education Programmes18

Analysis of Strategies for Health Education Programme19

Recreational Therapy20


Practical Approach to Health Education Programme22

Leisure Model based on Self Determination23

Plan for Action24

Critical Appraisal of Health Education Model24

Recommendations for Underlined Health Programme25



Client Group, their Health Needs and Priorities for Health Education

The client group that has been selected for the study is the youth ranging from 13-17 years of age. The research study has mainly targeted the youth of black minority that are engaged in the smoking activities at an early age. Smoking behaviour by family members may not affect youth subpopulations uniformly. Family smoking had a stronger impact on smoking behaviour for girls than for boys. Family smoking may not be a risk factor of smoking for British African adolescents compared to their Asian, Hispanic, or white peers. Based on the aforementioned findings, although inconsistent, girls are in general more susceptible than boys to smoking by social influence from peers and families, and Black minority are least likely to be affected by social influence compared to other UK major ethnic groups.

Smoking Behaviour among Youth

A growing body of evidence implies that many other environmental, interpersonal, and intrapersonal smoking correlates may have differential effects on adolescent smoking behaviour among various groups by gender and ethnicity, such as SES, the perceived approval of smoking from parents or friends, and refusal self-efficacy (Wiehe, 2005, 162). More research is necessary to elucidate the other risk/protective factors that impact adolescents consistently across genders and ethnic groups, and which smoking correlates are gender or ethnicity-specific. Furthermore, if it is found that the protective benefits of DAs differ as a function of youth developmental status (i.e., age), then the timing of asset-based prevention efforts can be focused to take full advantage of their benefits at the time of their maximum strengths. In sum, we can design asset-focused interventions that are age-appropriate and timely, and as a result have improved efficiency and effectiveness.

Social Factors Affecting Youth Smoking

The variations of the extent to which social influence increase the risk of adolescent smoking among genders and ethnic groups may also depend on ...
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