Our interventions are research-based. In accordance, we keep our global network and curriculum up to date by the help of research coordinators in each Education Against Tobacco group. In addition, we are performing our own research concerning the Education Against Tobacco project. Our research coordinators for the German speaking region can be found here.

Recent publications:

June 4th, 2017:

A Medical Student-Delivered Smoking Prevention Program, Education Against Tobacco, for Secondary Schools in Germany: Randomized Controlled Trial

Brinker TJ, Owczarek AD, Seeger W, Groneberg DA, Brieske CM, Jansen P, Klode J, Stoffels I, Schadendorf D, Izar B, Fries FN, Hofmann FJ
J Med Internet Res 2017;19(6):e199
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.7906
PMID: 28588007

January 20, 2017:

A Medical Student–Delivered Smoking Prevention Program, Education Against Tobacco, for Secondary Schools in Brazil: Study Protocol for a Randomized Trial

Our team consisting of researchers from the Federal University of Ouro Preto as well as the University of Heidelberg, Gießen, Frankfurt and Homburg published the first fully internationally implemented study of our large Education Against Tobacco network which will find an answer to the question on how our interventions influence the local smoking prevalence of adolescents in Brazilian public schools:

Xavier L, Bernardes-Souza B, Lisboa OC, Seeger W, Groneberg DA, Tran TA, Fries FN, Corrêa PCRP, Brinker TJ
JMIR Res Protoc 2017;6(1):e16
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.7134
PMID: 28137703

November 11, 2016:

Photoaging smartphone app promoting poster campaign to reduce smoking prevalence in secondary schools: the Smokerface Randomized Trial: design and baseline characteristics

Our team of 28 researchers from 16 institutions from 3 different countries has published the baseline data of the Smokerface randomized trial in BMJ Open (JIF: 2,56). It represents the first app-based and the largest school-based tobacco prevention trial worldwide:

  • Titus J Brinker,
  • Julia Holzapfel,
  • Tanja G Baudson,
  • Katharina Sies,
  • Lena Jakob,
  • Hannah Maria Baumert,
  • Marlene Heckl,
  • Ana Cirac,
  • Janina L Suhre,
  • Verena Mathes,
  • Fabian N Fries,
  • Hannah Spielmann,
  • Nancy Rigotti,
  • Werner Seeger,
  • Felix Herth,
  • David A Groneberg,
  • Tobias Raupach,
  • Henning Gall,
  • Claudia Bauer,
  • Pat Marek,
  • Anil Batra,
  • Chase H Harrison,
  • Lava Taha,
  • Andreas Owczarek,
  • Felix J Hofmann,
  • Roger Thomas,
  • Ute Mons,
  • Michael Kreuter

BMJ Open 2016;6:11 e014288 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014288


Brinker TJ, Seeger W, Buslaff F
Photoaging Mobile Apps in School-Based Tobacco Prevention: The Mirroring Approach
J Med Internet Res 2016;18(6):e183
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6016


Education Against Tobacco (EAT): a quasi-experimental prospective evaluation of a multinational medical-student-delivered smoking prevention programme for secondary schools in Germany 

  • Titus J. Brinker
  • Sabine Stamm-Balderjahn
  • Werner Seeger
  • Doris Klingelhöfer
  • David A. Groneberg

BMJ Open 2015;5:e008093 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008093


Photoaging Mobile Apps: A Novel Opportunity for Smoking Cessation?

  • Titus J. Brinker
  • Werner Seeger

J Med Internet Res 2015;17(7):e186
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.4792


Education Against Tobacco (EAT): a quasi-experimental prospective evaluation of a programme for preventing smoking in secondary schools delivered by medical students: a study protocol 

  • Titus J. Brinker
  • Sabine Stamm-Balderjahn
  • Werner Seeger
  • David A. Groneberg

BMJ Open 2014;4:e004909 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004909

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