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Smoking Cessation Counseling as a Teachable Moment for Skin Cancer Prevention: Pilot Studies

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Objective : To conduct pilot research examining smoking cessation counseling as a teachable moment for skin cancer prevention.

Methods : Study I surveyed 199 beachgoers regarding skin cancer protection. Study II compared a standard smoking cessation treatment against one that incorporated skin cancer education (N = 35).

Results : In Study I, smokers were less likely than nonsmokers to wear sunscreen or perform skin self-examinations. In Study II, participants were satisfied with the integrated program; smoking cessation treatment efficacy was not compromised; and skin cancer knowledge and self-efficacy increased.

Conclusions : Further study of smoking cessation as a teachable moment for other health behavior change is warranted.
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Keywords: prevention; skin cancer; smoking; teachable moment; tobacco

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 Assistant Professor, Tobacco Research & Intervention Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida and, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL.

Publication date: 2008-03-01

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