This grant provides support to investigators at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University to develop a smoking-cessation program for ethnically diverse, low-income women who are pregnant. The program will include culturally sensitive materials and through blood tests offer women who smoke an objective biological indication about the increased cancer risk they face. Pregnant women may be particularly receptive to smoking-cessation interventions and previous studies have suggested that providing biological feedback about their increased cancer risk may be particularly effective in encouraging pregnant women and new mothers to quit smoking.
Amount Awarded $47,913.00
Awarded on: 10/27/1998
Time frame: 11/1/1998 - 8/31/1999
Grant Number: 31347