5079.0 Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year. Despite cigarette smoking being the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, nearly 21% of the nation's adults smoke. This session focuses on initiatives seeking to prevent tobacco initiation and break tobacco dependence.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Demonstrate methods to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners in providing on-going tobacco cessation and prevention services; 2. Discuss translating scientific knowledge to bring state-of-the-art tobacco control programming into a real-world, community-based settings
Brick Lancaster, MA, CHES

8:45 AM
Relationship Between Absolute and Relative Risk Perceptions and Cigarette Smoking Behaviors
Lei-Shih Chen, PhD, PT, CHES, Steven C. Ames, PhD, ABPP and Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD
9:00 AM
Annual Population Reach of Tobacco Cessation Services in New York City
Ijeoma G. Mbamalu, MPH, Micaela H. Coady, MS, Karen Davis Czarnecki, MPH, MSW, Elizabeth A. Kilgore, MA and Sarah Perl, MPH
9:15 AM
Implementation of Statewide Tobacco Training and Cessation in Prevention through Collaborative Education and Service Linkages in Florida
Rosebud L. Foster, EdD, MSN, Steven B. Zucker, DMD, Steve E. Bronsburg, MSHA and Gustavo Saldias, MPH
9:30 AM
What motivates former smokers and current smokers to quit in Maryland
Robert H. Feldman, PhD, Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD, Mariano Kanamori, MA, Cong Ye, MS, Richard Valliant, PhD, Guangyu Zhang, PhD and Robert Fiedler

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)