Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation: Commit, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation

Commit, 1st Edition

By Edward Lichtenstein, Lawrence M Wallack, Terry Pechacek

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This special issue of the International Quarterly of Community Health Education is devoted exclusively to the Community Intervention Trial to Reduce Heavy Smoking (COMMIT). This eight year, $45 million program, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, is the largest community smoking intervention ever attempted. The eight articles provided here present a comprehensive overview of the project's rationale, intervention, and evaluation plan. COMMIT is of special interest to health educators because it endeavors to integrate research, community organization, and rigorous evaluation to address a significant world health risk. It involves eleven pairs of communities in North America. COMMIT emphasizes a partnership between the eleven research institutions and their respective intervention communities in developing the structures needed to implement the intervention protocol. We summarize the epidemiological data and describe the prior community interventions that set the stage for COMMIT, and discuss how COMMIT may inform state-wide tobacco reduction demonstration programs. An overview of the articles that describe the COMMIT intervention and evaluation plan is presented.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword George Cernada

Acknowledgments Edward Lichtenstein, Lawrence Wallack, and Terry Pechacek (Issue Co- Editors)

Introduction to the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) Edward Lichtenstein, Lawrence Wallack, and Terry F. Pechacek

Principles of Community Organization and Partnership for Smoking Cessation in the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) Beti Thompson, Lawrence Wallack, Edward Lichtenstein, and Terry Pechacek

Media Advocacy and Public Education in the Community Intervention Trial to Reduce Heavy Smoking (COMMIT) Lawrence Wallack and Russell Sciandra

Health Care Providers as Key Change Agents in the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) Judith K. Ockene, Elizabeth Lindsay, Lawrence Berger, and Norman Hymowitz

Promoting Smoking Control through Worksites in the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) Glorian Sorensen, Russell E. Glasgow, and Kitty Corbett

Enhancing Resources for Smoking Cessation through Community Intervention: COMMIT as a Prototype Paul Pomrehn, Russell Sciandra, Robert Shipley, William Lynn, and Harry Lando

Evaluation Plan for the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT)

Margaret E. Mattson, K. Michael Cummings, William R. Lynn, Carol Giffen, Don Corle, and Terry Pechacek

Process Evaluation in the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) Kitty Corbett, Beti Thompson, Norman White, and Martin Taylor

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health