Impact of WA Tobacco Act on the uptake of smoking in 11-15 year olds

  • Research program:
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 1991
  • Expected end date: June 1995
  • Completion date: March 2000
  • Funded by: WA Health Promotion Foundation
  • Lead organisation:

The Addiction Studies Unit and the National Centre are collaborating on a prospective study in which smoking, drinking, exposure to promotions and attitudes to smoking will be monitored in two cohorts of 750 school children - one in WA and the other in NSW. This will be over a three year period during which restrictions on tobacco promotions are being introduced incrementally in Western Australia, but it is not anticipated they will be in New South Wales. The first year of data collection has been completed with funds from the WA Health Department. The next three waves of data collection in WA are being funded by the WA Health Promotion Foundation.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: John O'Connor,
  • Project staff: E Dyskin,

Chikritzhs, T., N., Stockwell, T., R., Dyskin, E., V. and O'Connor, J. (1997). The impact of tobacco control legislation on a cohort of Perth and Sydney school children 1992-1994. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T70]