|Awarded On||February 21, 2019|
|Title||Expanding Tobacco Use Cessation in Northeast Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Alexander Prokhorov|
Cigarette smoking remains the number one cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States (US). Up to 24.3% of the 1.3 million adults who live in Public Health Regions 4/5 North (i.e., Northeastern Texas) use tobacco products. Texans in this region are older, of lower economic status, have less healthful lifestyles, and higher cancer-related death rates than for Texas. National data revealed Texans enrolled in Medicare had one of the lowest utilization rates of smoking cessation efforts in the US.
In preparation for this proposal, applicants met face-to-face with leadership from the 11 sites in Northeast Texas that provided letters of commitm...