|Awarded On||August 20, 2014|
|Title||SMS Cessation Service for Young Adult Smokers in South Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Amelie Ramirez|
|Cancer Sites||Bladder, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Kidney and Renal Pelvis, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus, Pancreas, Stomach|
Because tobacco use and associated cancer rates among older adults are lower among Hispanics than other groups in Texas, very few efforts to reduce cigarette smoking have been carried out among young adult Spanish-speaking smokers across the state. Cessation service delivery is very sparse on the Texas-Mexico border, particularly from Laredo to Del Rio. In 2013 only two Spanish-speaking young adults (ages 18-29) from these border regions, and only one from San Antonio, used DSHS online or telephone cessation services. Only 43 young adults used these services in English. However, smoking rates are high in the young and fast-growing population in this part of South Texas, ranging from 23....