Tobacco Control and Prevention
Goal: Reduce tobacco use among youth and adults, targeting all products of tobacco and focused on low-income populations.
Much of the PRCHN’s tobacco prevention and cessation research is led by Director Erika Trapl, PhD. Dr. Trapl uses a classical epidemiological approach to youth tobacco use. By integrating quantitative data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and qualitative interview data, our teams seeks to understand the characteristics, risk factors, and and correlates of adolescent and young adult tobacco use in order to develop successful tobacco prevention and cessation interventions.
Below our the research projects and initiatives of our center.
Smoking Cessation Among Low-Income Cleveland Residents: A Pilot is part of a larger, multi-investigator and stakeholder initiative aimed at reducing the tobacco rate in Cleveland, which in turn will help to reduce cancer risk across the city. The PRCHN is working on 2 Tobacco related projects under this pilot initiative.
The CPCRN is a national network to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. The PRCHN focused on research related to tobacco retail outlets and community-clinical linkage intervention to increase use of the state QuitLine for smoking cessation through an e-referral system.