Conference Proceedings Focus on the Science of Preventing Tobacco Use

Publication of papers from the Sundance Conference on the Science Base for Preventing Tobacco Use

From 1998 to 1999, SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif., published and disseminated papers presented at a conference on the science base for preventing tobacco use.

The conference, New Partnerships and Paradigms for Tobacco Prevention Research, took place in Sundance, Utah, in May 1997.

Key Results

  • The papers appeared in November 1999 as a supplement to volume 1 of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, a multidisciplinary journal published by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

    Along with several article summaries for lay readers, the collection includes:
    • Four articles on biomedical research, including "Epidemiology of Tobacco Use Among US Adolescents," by Gary A. Giovino, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
    • Four articles on psychosocial research, including "Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Tobacco Use," by Brian R. Flay and Frank B. Hu, both of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and John Petraitis, University of Alaska, Anchorage.
    • Five articles on tobacco in society and social forces research, including "Explanations of Ethnic and Gender Differences in Youth Smoking: A Multi-Site, Qualitative Investigation," by Robin Mermelstein, University of Illinois at Chicago.
    • Four articles on interventons research, including "Commentary: State-of-the-Art Intervention Research in Youth Tobacco-Use Reduction," a summary by Thomas J. Glynn, American Cancer Society. (See the Bibliography for a complete listing of the contents.)


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported the project with a grant of $179,563 between April 1998 and November 1999.

RWJF also provided a four-year grant to Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco for editorial and dissemination activities for Nicotine and Tobacco Research (ID# 033389).

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