Grant ID RP230117
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Innovative Smoking Cessation Services for Young Adults in Texas
Program Academic Research
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
Contracted Amount $1,992,330
Lay Summary

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...

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