The German Approach

Targeted Approach by German Authorities Overview
Fed. Centre for Health Education introduced many education initiatives

Their objectives:
  1. to prevent youth smoking initiation
  2. to reduce the proportion of adolescent smokers aged 12-17 years to a level of under 12% by 2015 (National Strategy for Sustainable Development)

“We must orient our prevention measures on risk groups in a targeted manner. Prevention only works if we actually reach and get through to the affected people.”
- Drugs Commissioner


Youth consumption (12-17 years) in Germany 

 Germany- Youth Consumption (12-17 years)


German Government Education Programs 

German Government Education Programs


Youth Initiation in Europe

Youth Initiation Graph