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Author: Pan American Health Organization; Pan American Sanitary Bureau,
Publisher: Washington : Pan American Health Organization, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the ""life skills"" approach to programs designed to prevent the use of tobacco and other substances. ""Life skills""  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pan American Health Organization; Pan American Sanitary Bureau,
ISBN: 9275115796 9789275115794 9789275127292 9275127298
OCLC Number: 994400921
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (58 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Substance Use and Addiction; Young People: A Generation in Jeopardy; Taking Action; Life Skills; Adopting the Life Skills Approach; ""Trazando el Camino": The Costa Rican Experience; Bibliography and Suggested Readings; Appendices.

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The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the ""life skills"" approach to programs designed to prevent the use of tobacco and other substances. ""Life skills"" programs have a proven track record: by teaching such skills as self-awareness, stress management, assertiveness, and negotiation, they give yong people the wherewithal to resist socia.

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