Social drivers of health, such as food insecurity, are inextricably linked to health behaviors, such as cigarette smoking, that produce health disparities. Despite reductions in the overall prevalence of cigarette smoking, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates, and novel methods are needed to reduce tobacco-related health disparities and promote health equity.
To explore this topic, the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods will host a talk titled “Promoting Food Security for Successful Smoking Cessation: A Pilot Intervention Study” Wednesday, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
This presentation will:
- Provide a scientific overview of the potential value of promoting smoking cessation and food security in tandem;
- Introduce the design and rationale for a 12-week pilot intervention called Food Security for Successful Smoking Cessation (or Food for SucCess); and
- Provide preliminary quantitative and qualitative findings from the intervention, including lessons learned and future directions stemming from this work.
This study was conducted in partnership with the Institute for H.O.P.E. at MetroHealth, and with funding from the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative.