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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Comparing an opt-out to an opt-in approach for smoking cessation in VA primary care clinics
Principal Investigator:

Scott E. Sherman

Location: New York, NY
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2018 - July 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $285,710
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


ABSTRACT Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the US, and health care systems are able to reach a large number of smokers and effectively engage them into evidence based tobacco treatment. Effective cessation approaches include medications and behavioral treatment (including face-to-face counseling, telephone counseling and text messaging). While delivery of smoking cessation medications has increased, it has proven more difficult to increase the delivery of behavioral treatment...

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