The development of a resource packet designed to increase public awareness of the hazards of smokeless tobacco products
Scott, Lee Gilman
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Use of smokeless tobacco products, specifically snuff and chewing tobacco, has been a long established practice in many parts of the United States. Recently, the use of these products has increased dramatically. This increase may be attributed to the evidence that many young people are adopting the "smokeless" habit. The increasing number of anecdotal reports of Maine teenagers using smokeless tobacco was the first indication that Maine was following what appeared to be the growing national trend. Based on this information and current research data, the Office of Dental Health, Department of Human Services realized the importance of addressing the problem immediately. At the outset of this project it was thought that to successfully address this problem the population "at risk" needed to be provided with the facts and educated about smokeless tobacco use. As the project progressed it became evident that this problem required a more broad-based approach to affect the desired long-term changes in attitudes and behaviors. This paper describes this progression and outlines the process of development of the objectives.
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