5183.0 Smoking: Reducing risk through cessation and decreasing secondhand smoke exposure

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Despite progress in reducing secondhand smoke exposure in the United States, serious risks still exist. According to the 2006 Surgeon General's report on involuntary smoke exposure, more than 126 million nonsmokers in the United States continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in homes, vehicles, workplaces, and public places. Children, in particular, are at risk for exposure to secondhand smoke: an estimated 60% of U.S. children are exposed to secondhand smoke. Presentations in this session focus on reducing involuntary tobacco smoke exposure through cessation and secondhand smoke awareness interventions.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify successful intervention strategies for cessation and reducing environmental tobacco smoke exposure. 2. Describe need for improved access to cessation programs and policies to reduce environmental tobacco smoke.
Nikki A. Shipley, PhD, MS

Using computer simulation to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in children of low-Income families
Neil Klepeis, PhD, Pamela Drake, PhD, Linda Alexander, EdD and Charlotte Baker, MPH
Maternal and child second hand smoke exposure: Expanding the message to family cessation
Cathy Butler, BSW, CSW, Amy Marie Minichino, BS and Merle J. Weitz, MSW
Development of tailored, tobacco cessation, email messages for communication with smokers participating in a randomized controlled trial
Midge N. Ray, RN, MSN, Heather J. Sobko, RN, BSN, Jessica H. Williams, MPH, Heather L. Coley, MPH, Rajani S. Sadasivam, PhD, Daniel Ford, MD, MPH and Thomas K. Houston, MD, MPH
Implementation of a regional tobacco cessation model and strategies with the focus on prevention in rural and underserved communities in Florida
Rosebud L. Foster, EdD, MSN, Steven B. Zucker, DMD, MEd, Steve E. Bronsburg, MHSA, CTTS, Gustavo Saldias, MPH, Bethany Majka, MA, CTTS, Marilyn Leeds, BS, CTTS and Gabriel P. Suciu, PhD
Barriers to use of the tobacco quitline in the Arkansas Mississippi delta region
Laney Brackman, MPH, Christine E. Sheffer, PhD, Mary Olson, DDiv and Naomi Cottoms

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Social Work

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