Quit smok­ing pro­gram re­cruit­ing par­tic­i­pants

The Northern Star - - NEWS - OF­FER: As­sis­tance to quit.

A NEW quit smok­ing study is now re­cruit­ing par­tic­i­pants from re­gional and re­mote ar­eas of New South Wales.

The study con­ducted by re­searchers at the Univer­sity of New­cas­tle and Hunter New Eng­land Pop­u­la­tion Health of­fers smok­ers either:

Video sup­port ses­sions (e.g. via Skype, FaceTime). Tele­phone sup­port calls. Writ­ten ma­te­ri­als to help them quit smok­ing.

Study par­tic­i­pants will also be asked to com­plete a brief on­line sur­vey about smok­ing habits ini­tially and then four-months, seven-months and 13-months later.

The pur­pose of the re­search is to pro­vide sup­port to those who are in­ter­ested in quit­ting.

Sub­mis­sions made dur­ing the study will help the re­searchers de­ter­mine if smok­ers who live in re­gional and re­mote ar­eas are will­ing to use th­ese types of sup­port dur­ing a quit at­tempt and the help­ful­ness of each of th­ese strate­gies.

People who en­gage in the fol­low­ing can join:

– smoke cigarettes or use to­bacco ev­ery day, – aged 18 years or older, – have ac­cess to a tele­phone, and to a mode of video-com­mu­ni­ca­tion (e.g. Skype, FaceTime),

– have ac­cess to the in­ter­net and a cur­rent e-mail ad­dress,

– live in a re­gional or re­mote area of New South Wales.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to Go to the Sur­vey click on: www.new­cas­tle.edu.au/ re­search/quit

PHOTO: MRKORNFLAKES

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