|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Innovative Smoking Cessation Services for Young Adults in Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Patricia Chalela|
|Cancer Sites||Lung and Bronchus|
The health benefits of smoking cessation by age 30 are much greater than cessation later in life, including gaining 10 years of life, compared with those who continue to smoke. The goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the effectiveness of our bilingual and culturally tailored Quitxt mobile cessation intervention. Quitxt provides interactive messages through texts or WhatsApp chat with visual and video content employing theory- and evidence-based techniques to prompt and sustain cessation. We will recruit 1,200 Latino young adult smokers aged 18-29 who enroll and agree to make quit attempts, with half randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to receive Quitxt and half to abbreviated text...