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Attitudes towards tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana

This study examines exposure to discrimination and marketing as factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use.

Tumblr Quit Smoking Blog Study

This study examines how a quit smoking blog on Tumblr helps smokers quit.

Recruiting Latino Smokers with Online Advertising

This study tested the effectiveness of different online ads in recruiting Latino smokers to an Internet-based quit smoking program.

Using the Internet to Stay Smoke Free

Each year, thousands of people who have recently quit smoking turn to the Internet for help in staying smoke free.  Yet very little is known about the type of information or support that can best meet their needs. This study is designed to learn more about recent quitters in order to design Internet programs that can help them stay smoke free.

In Depth Analysis of an Online Social Network for Quitting Smoking

Millions of smokers turn to the Internet each year for cessation assistance and hundreds of thousands seek advice and support in online social networks for smoking cessation. Though it has been nearly 15 years since the first online social network for smoking cessation was launched, little is known about the ways in which online social networks impact tobacco use. This study will examine how online social networks influence smoking cessation.

Recruitment and Retention in Web-Based Smoking Studies

This study examined the impact of phone and web-based survey methods on recruitment and retention in an Internet smoking cessation study.

Building a Young Adult Mobile App

A series of small group and individual discussions with young adult smokers and former smokers recruited online through Tumblr.

The iQUITT Study

This study evaluated the effectiveness of Internet cessation treatment alone and in combination with proactive telephone counseling.

Bringing EX to A Million Hearts

The goals of this project are to develop a partnership between two existing successful initiatives: the Million Hearts Initiative at the MedStar Health system in the metro Washington, DC area, and the BecomeAnEX.org suite of digital smoking cessation programs at the American Legacy Foundation. This project also aims to advance physician training across MedStar Health clinics in assessment, brief advice, and referral to evidence-based smoking cessation.

Viral Spread of a Quit Smoking Intervention Through Facebook Social Networks

This research study developed a Facebook quit smoking app and explored how it spread from one smoker to another throughout Facebook.