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Table 1 Interview guiding questions for children / adolescents, parents and teachers / school social workers

From: The vulnerability to alcohol, tobacco, and drug use of adolescents in Hong Kong: a phenomenological study

Interview guiding questions for children / adolescents:
1. Do you think that the family has any way of preventing teenagers from smoking or drinking alcohol?
Follow-up questions:
 a) How do you know about these precautions?
 b) Why would you choose these methods?
2. Have you talked to your parents about smoking and drinking?
Follow-up question: Could you please describe the situation at that time?
3. Have your brothers / sisters or friends talked to their parents about smoking and drinking?
4. What kind of method or type of communication do you think is feasible or does not work? Why?
5. Do you encounter difficulties at times? How do you and your parents deal with these difficulties?
Interview guiding questions for parents:
1. As a parent, what can you do to prevent your child from smoking or drinking alcohol?
Follow-up questions:
 a) How do you know about these precautions?
 b) Why would you choose these methods?
2. Have you talked to your children about smoking, drinking, and drug use?
Follow-up questions:
 a) Do you think that the approach to communication or type of communication that you use with your child is working or will work? Why?
 b) Is your child / Are your children in trouble and how are you dealing with the situation?
Interview guiding questions for teachers and school social workers:
1. Do you think that a parent can prevent his/her child from smoking or drinking?
Follow-up questions:
 a) How do you know about these precautions?
 b) Why would you choose these methods?
2. What do you think of how today’s children communicate with their parents?
3. What do you think that parents talk to their children about when they deal with the issue of smoking, and drinking?
Follow-up question: Do you think that the approach to communication or the type of communication between parent and child is working or will work? Why?