Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

A Population Model for Smoking Cessation: Evidence and Implications

Shu-Hong Zhu, Ph.D.
Professor at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Jan 23 2012 - 3:30pm

This talk will present a simple model for population cessation.  It will demonstrate, through the analyses of survey data and experimental studies, that increasing the number of quit attempts is the most important strategy for increasing cessation on the population level.  It will discuss how this conceptual model can help to avoid pitfalls in the promotion of cessation treatments and to use limited resources more effectively to promote population cessation.  The implications for promoting other health behavior changes will also be noted.

Attendance Requirement: 
Required for All Fellows