Grant ID PP180077
Awarded On August 24, 2018
Title Increasing Access to Smoking Cessation and Smoke Free Home Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women in Northeast Texas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Janice A Blalock
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,346,919
Lay Summary

Smoking and second hand smoke exposure are causally related to cancer. Pregnancy is a naturally occurring life transition that can increase motivation for making changes in pregnant womens' smoking behaviors and that of their household members.

Overarching goals of this project are to increase naturalistic rates of cessation around pregnancy in pregnant women and their household members, to increase the likelihood of longer-term abstinence in the postpartum period, and to improve on pregnancy-related naturalistic changes in implementation of household smoking bans. These efforts may result in overall decreases in smoking, given evidence that the rate of long-term smoking cessation is ...

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