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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A Web-Based Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Veterans with Mental Health Disorders
Principal Investigator:

Megan M Kelly

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - February 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $16,205
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY Compared to the general population, Veterans with mental health disorders have high rates of smoking (32%-68% vs. 15% in the general population) and low lifetime quit rates (17-33% vs. 43% in the general population). As a result, Veterans with mental health disorders are at high risk of developing severe health problems and poor physical functioning. On average, Veterans with mental health disorders will lose 25 years of their life due to smoking-related causes. In addition, smo...

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