2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

"Cold Turkey" Tobacco Cessation Program for University Faculty/ Staff/ Students
Brittany D. Schultehenrich*, Desiree L. Raygor, and Julie M. Hasken
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

Project description: The campus-based smoking cessation program, Cold Turkey, offered university students and staff/faculty quit help including free cessation classes, nicotine patches, and physician consultations. CASE/PASS students, trained and certified as Tobacco Cessation Instructors, helped participants assess reasons for smoking, gave them tools to aid their attempt to quit, and developing a plan to quit. Degree to which objectives were met: During the fall 2007 semester, a 37.5% quit rate after two months was recorded among participants; and during the spring semester 2008 a 23.5% quit rate was achieved after two months. Implications for Health Education/ESG: Cessation programs that offer a wide base of support that include counseling, tobacco replacement medication, and health education greatly enhance the participants' ability to quit.

Keywords: Smoking Cessation, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Health Promotion, Behavior Change

Topic(s):Health Science
Counseling

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 5-4
Location: PML
Time: 4:15

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