Tobacco cessation intervention for people with disabilities: Survey of center for independent living directors

Michael D. Moorhouse, Jamie L. Pomeranz, Tracey Elaine Barnett, Nami S. Yu, Barbara A. Curbow

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Abstract

People with disabilities (PWD) are 50% more likely to smoke compared with the general population, yet interventions tailored to the needs of PWD remain limited. The authors surveyed directors from a leading disability service organization to assess their delivery of tobacco cessation interventions. Although tobacco cessation was identified as a high priority, directors reported that they are ill-equipped to deliver tobacco cessation interventions. To properly address the unique challenges that PWD face when quitting tobacco, disability sensitive cessation interventions are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Center for Independent Living
  • health behavior
  • tobacco cessation

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