Evidence-Based Tobacco Control Mobile Apps Based on Federally Funded Research Projects
Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke remain worldwide public health problems. We report results from three studies. Project ASPIRE and Project CASA are for bilingual participants (English and Spanish) utilizing interactive-computer-technologies and printed fotonovelas. Project Team utilized a continuing education training for physicians’ and pharmacists’ tobacco cessation counseling. Once a health-related research project is complete one of the challenges is to find a way to successfully disseminate this health information to the general public. The increasing popularity of health-related apps and the successful results of our research studies encouraged us to develop a group of evidence-based mobile apps. We developed three mobile apps corresponding to these studies: Tobacco Free Teens, Tobacco Free Family, and QuitMedKit. A fourth mobile app, Vaper Chase, was developed from evidence based data from various sources reflecting the increasing use of e-cigarettes and hookah in the USA and worldwide.
KeywordsTobacco use Secondhand smoke Community Health-care-provider iOS-apps Android apps
The work has been supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute RO1 CA081934-04, 5R01CA09396904, and from FAMRI 052374.
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