Society for Prevention Research - 27th Annual Meeting

San Francisco,

The Society for Prevention Research’s 27th annual meeting will be held May 28 – May 31, 2018, in San Francisco.

The theme for the event is  “Prevention Science in a Big Data World”. It is hoped that the event will open up a discussion about ways in which the prevention science community can make use of data and innovative technologies to develop new opportunities in prevention research. 

Student Smokers in US at All-Time Low

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Smoking, and the desire to smoke, cigarettes amongst high school students in the United States is currently at an all-time low, according to a recent article published in Preventing Chronic Disease. The study found that between 2012 – 2014 the percentage of cigarette ever-use amongst students fell from 26.4% to 22.4%. Similarly, the percentage of cigar ever-use fell from 21.2% to 17.6%.

USA and Europe: Drug Use Compared

Published by
European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) & Monitoring the Future (MTF)
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This month saw the release of the findings from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD). The publication shows the country-by-country results for the use of various legal and illegal drugs. Thirty-five European countries were included in the study which targeted 15- and 16-year-olds.