Research Studies: Cancer
Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of smoking cessation telephone helplines, these programs generally reach less than 5% of smokers.
Statistics provided by the American Cancer Society currently show African American men have death rates from colorectal cancer 50% higher than White men. The goal for Colon Cancer: iPrevent. iTreat. iBeat.
Helping young adults to quit smoking is a national health priority. However, there have been few evidence-based treatments designed to motivate smoking cessation among this young adult population.
The goal of this research study is to enhance smoking cessation rates for homeless smokers by testing effects of 1) an Intensive Smoking Intervention, and 2) integrating alcohol abuse treatment with smoking cessation.
Smoking prevalence in homeless populations is strikingly high, 70% or greater, however, little is known about effective smoking cessation interventions for this population.