Grant ID PP140176
Awarded On August 20, 2014
Title SMS Cessation Service for Young Adult Smokers in South Texas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Principal Investigator/Program Director Amelie Ramirez
Cancer Sites Bladder, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Kidney and Renal Pelvis, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus, Pancreas, Stomach
Contracted Amount $1,400,045
Lay Summary

Because tobacco use and associated cancer rates among older adults are lower among Hispanics than other groups in Texas, very few efforts to reduce cigarette smoking have been carried out among young adult Spanish-speaking smokers across the state. Cessation service delivery is very sparse on the Texas-Mexico border, particularly from Laredo to Del Rio. In 2013 only two Spanish-speaking young adults (ages 18-29) from these border regions, and only one from San Antonio, used DSHS online or telephone cessation services. Only 43 young adults used these services in English. However, smoking rates are high in the young and fast-growing population in this part of South Texas, ranging from 23....

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