Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions for Women
Benjamin Toll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr. Benjamin Toll will determine which aspects of a smoking cessation "quitline" might be particularly effective for women. A "quitline" is a toll-free telephone "call center" commonly used by smokers for help in quitting. While more men than women smoke, this gender gap has been narrowing, and women find it more difficult to quit compared to men. As quitlines can reach millions of smokers, gender-based knowledge could bring a substantial benefit in reducing smoking and related diseases among women.
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Dr. Toll’s study was to be co-funded by WHRY and the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center at Yale. However, the quality of Dr. Toll’s study was recognized by the National Institutes of Health and his research now will be funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.