Grant ID PP230078
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Implementation and Dissemination of an Evidence-Based Intervention to Increase Tobacco Treatment Capacity in Opioid Treatment Programs
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lorraine Reitzel
Cancer Sites Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $449,776
Lay Summary

Tobacco use is causally linked to ~17 different cancers and remains the leading cause of death, disability, and disease. Although tobacco use has steadily declined in the general population, tobacco use rates among individuals with opioid use disorders (OUDs) has remained remarkably high (75%-95%). As such, individuals with OUDs are recognized as a priority population for tobacco control and intervention. Despite the heightened detrimental health effects of concurrent use of tobacco and opioids, as well as positive effects of tobacco cessation on OUD treatment outcomes, many OUD treatment programs (OTPs; i.e., one or more OUD treatment centers within the same organization) fail to prov...

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