The purpose of this project is to develop and enhance an effective and easily diffused Internet-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention for adolescents in a large school-based trial. Decreasing smoking rates among adolescents has the long-term impact of lowering the morbidity and mortality rates associated with lung cancer and other tobacco-related illnesses.
Aim 1: continue to strengthen and improve the existing web-based expert system intervention for adolescent smoking prevention and cessation by implementing the intervention among a large Michigan middle-school-aged population.
Aim 2: evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention compared to the non-intervention condition.
compare the effectiveness of the intervention by gender and race.
perform a process-to-outcome analysis to increase our understanding about differences between induced and secular smoking behavior changes in adolescents.
collect data about feasibility, usability, and acceptability of the intervention.