Smoking Cessation

Multiple tobacco use and increased nicotine dependence among people with disabilities

This study was presented as a poster presentation at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conference in Boston, MA in 2013. Eric K. Soule, M.P.H., Jamie L. Pomeranz, Ph.D., Michael D. Moorhouse, Ph.D., Tracey E. Barnett, Ph.D. Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida,… Read More »»

Creating and testing a deaf-friendly, stop-smoking web site intervention

Jones EG, Goldsmith M, Effken J, Button K, Crago M.  Nursing Faculty at University of Arizona, USA.  Am Ann Deaf. 2010 Spring;155(1):96-102. Deaf adults’ access to smoking cessation programs is limited due to cultural, linguistic, and geographic barriers. Web-based stop-smoking interventions have demonstrated cessation rates comparable to other interventions. The Internet is widely used by… Read More »»

Developing a quit smoking website that is usable by people with severe mental illnesses.

Ferron JC, Brunette MF, McHugo GJ, Devitt TS, Martin WM, Drake RE.  Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA.  Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2011 Fall;35(2):111-6. doi: 10.2975/35.2.2011.111.116. OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based treatments may be delivered in computerized, web-based formats. This strategy can deliver the intervention consistently with minimal treatment provider time and cost. However, standard web… Read More »»

Methods used to quit smoking by people with physical disabilities

Borrelli B, Busch AM, Trotter DR.  Centers for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine.  Rehabil Psychol. 2013 May;58(2):117-23. doi: 10.1037/a0031577. Epub 2013 Feb 25. Purpose/Objective: People with mobility impairments (MIs) have higher smoking rates than the general population. We evaluated the use of psychosocial and pharmacological methods to quit smoking and readiness to quit smoking in this… Read More »»

Effects of a mindfulness-based smoking cessation program for an adult with mild intellectual disability

Singh NN, Lancioni GE, Winton AS, Singh AN, Singh J, Singh AD.  American Health and Wellness Institute, Verona, VA, USA.  Res Dev Disabil. 2011 May-Jun;32(3):1180-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.01.003. Epub 2011 Feb 1. Smoking is a major risk factor for a number of health conditions and many smokers find it difficult to quit smoking without specific… Read More »»

Valued life activities and readiness to quit smoking among mobility-impaired smokers.

Busch AM, Borrelli B.  Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Program in Nicotine and Tobacco, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA.  Health Psychol. 2012 Jan;31(1):122-5. doi: 10.1037/a0025218. Epub 2011 Aug 29. OBJECTIVE: People with physical disabilities smoke at a higher rate than their nondisabled peers, with rates as high as… Read More »»

Rationale and design of a clinical trial investigating resistance training as an aid to smoking cessation in persons with multiple sclerosis

Ciccolo JT, Lo AC, Jennings EG, Motl RW.  Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA.  Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Jul;33(4):848-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 Apr 27. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease among adults, and there is evidence that smokers… Read More »»

Smoking Cessation Related to Improved Patient-Reported Pain Scores Following Spinal Care

Behrend C, Prasarn M, Coyne E, Horodyski M, Wright J, Rechtine GR.  Department of Orthopaedics,University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14625, USA.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5;94(23):2161-6. BACKGROUND:  Smoking is associated with low back pain, intervertebral disc disease, inferior patient outcomes following surgical interventions, and… Read More »»

“Smoke? STOP!!”

University of Arkansas Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)   Format             Online article    Topics discussed are the secondary complications related to spinal cord injury (SCI), which include pressure sores, bone loss, pain, and reproductive health.  Smoking exacerbates these secondary conditions and puts the person with spinal cord injury at greater risk of complications. … Read More »»

Confronting a neglected epidemic: tobacco cessation for persons with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems.

Tobacco use exerts a huge toll on persons with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders, accounting for 200,000 of the annual 443,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in the United States. Persons with chronic mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population does, and smoking is the major contributor to that premature mortality. This population… Read More »»