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.
- Center for Independent Living
- health behavior
- tobacco cessation