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San Francisco, California 94143


Purpose:

Among all racial/ethnic groups, African Americans have the greatest risk of becoming ill or dying from tobacco-related diseases. Because of this disproportionate disease burden, it is particularly urgent that researchers focusing on tobacco control partner with African American communities. Intervention strategies which hold the tobacco industry accountable for its behavior are effective in changing views of tobacco use. In earlier work, the investigators found that information from internal tobacco industry documents, when shown to African American smokers, stimulated reflection about quitting and interest in disseminating information about industry targeting behaviors to others. However, to date there have been no attempts to utilize the information in industry documents as part of a smoking cessation intervention. In this project, the investigators will test whether a community co-developed, tailored quit-smoking program featuring exposures to African American-specific tobacco industry documents and media exercises in addition to proven individual quitting strategies can increase the number of people who quit smoking at six months and one year, as compared with usual care. The specific aims of the project are to: 1. test, using statistics, how well an innovative community-based, culturally tailored quit-smoking program for African Americans works at 6 and 12 months; 2. test selected variables for how well they predict who will return to smoking; 3. use interviews to identify additional individual and/or community factors associated with successful quitting or relapse; and 4. collect information to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the CARA project collaborative efforts in developing and sustaining the project over time, enhancing community awareness of tobacco issues, and creation or enhancement of community tobacco control resources.


Study summary:

Among all racial/ethnic groups, African Americans have the greatest risk of becoming ill or dying from tobacco-related diseases. Because of this disproportionate disease burden, it is particularly urgent that researchers focusing on tobacco control partner with African American communities. Intervention strategies which hold the tobacco industry accountable for its behavior are effective in changing views of tobacco use. In earlier work, we found that information from internal tobacco industry documents, when shown to African American smokers, stimulated reflection about quitting and interest in disseminating information about industry targeting behaviors to others. However, to date there have been no attempts to utilize the information in industry documents as part of a smoking cessation intervention. In this project, we will test whether a community co-developed, tailored quit-smoking program featuring exposures to African American-specific tobacco industry documents and media exercises in addition to proven individual quitting strategies can increase the number of people who quit smoking at six months and one year, as compared with usual care. The specific aims of the project are to: 1. test, using statistics, how well an innovative community-based, culturally tailored quit-smoking program for African Americans works at 6 and 12 months; 2. test selected variables for how well they predict who will return to smoking; 3. use interviews to identify additional individual and/or community factors associated with successful quitting or relapse; and 4. collect information to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the CARA project collaborative efforts in developing and sustaining the project over time, enhancing community awareness of tobacco issues, and creation or enhancement of community tobacco control resources.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - African American adults who have used tobacco in the last month Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to read or speak English - Dependence on other substances (except for marijuana) - Disabling health conditions that would prevent participation


NCT ID:

NCT00187603


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ruth E Malone, RN, PhD
Associate Professor UCSF


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

San Francisco, California 94143
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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