Table 1

Subjects and grades of textbook content with components for tobacco use prevention in the countries surveyed (number of grades)

Consequences of tobacco useSocial normsReasons to use tobaccoSocial influencesResistance and life skills
BangladeshHindu religious studies (6)Hindu religious studies (6)   
Islamic studies (6), Science (8)Islamic studies (6)
CambodiaScience (7, 9)Science (1, 7, 9)Science (9)
LaosLanguage (2), Sociology (5)Science (8), Sociology (4)Sociology (5)Sociology (5)Sociology (5)
NepalCivic and social studies (6)Civic and social studies (6) Science (5)Science (5–8)
Science (3–8)Science (3, 5–8)
Sri LankaHealth (8)
BeninBiology (9)  French (7) 
French (7)
Science (6)
GhanaSociology (5–6, 9), Sciences (4,7)Sociology (7, 9)Sociology (6, 9)Sociology (7)
NigerBiology (9) English (4)English (4) 
English (4)
Reading and writing (3)
ZambiaScience (3, 4, 7) English (7)Science(7)  
Sociology (2)Technology (1, 3, 6)
Technology (6, 7)