Follow-up study of the Smoke-Free Families Significant Other Supporter Program

The Foundation's program, Smoke-Free Families: Innovations to Stop Smoking During and Beyond Pregnancy, was designed as a multi-component strategy to improve current clinical practice and advance the field into the next generation of smoking cessation techniques for childbearing women.The Significant-Other Supporter program, a study funded by the Smoke-Free Families Program, tested the effectiveness of using financial incentives to promote smoking cessation among low-income pregnant women. Each study participant selected a personal social supporter to reinforce her efforts to quit, and both successful quitters and their social supporters were eligible to receive incentives. To date, quit-rates have exceeded expectations: 34 percent in the study group versus 9 percent in the control group. This grant supports a follow-up pilot study in which successful quitters will be eligible for incentives but their designated social supporter will not, in order to examine the relative contribution of "incentivized" social support to overall effect size.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $49,941.00

Awarded on: 11/26/1997

Time frame: 12/1/1997 - 8/31/1998

Grant Number: 33285


Oregon State University

646 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, 97331-2107


Rebecca J. Donatelle
Project Director


Susan L. Prows
Project Director