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Community-based Participatory Research to Decrease Smoking Prevalence in a High Risk Young Adult Population

Researchers
Partners
Job Corps, Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health
Project Website
http://arj.sagepub.com/content/9/2/199
Keywords
smoking cessation
Project Contact
Tai Mendenhall
mend0009@umn.edu
About

Students Against Nicotine and Tobacco Addiction (SANTA) is an action research project that engages local medical and mental health providers in partnership with students, teachers, and administrators in the Minneapolis/St Paul Job Corps community to reduce on-campus smoking. The initiative has endeavored to better understand the causes of students’ smoking behaviors; changed the campus environment in ways facilitative to stress-management and boredom-reduction; revised the manners in which smoking cessation and support services are conducted; and sustained the project following the discontinuation of its start-up grant.



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