for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at San Leandro, California
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The goals of the study are to develop a culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention to promote smoking cessation and reduce secondhand smoke exposure for Korean Americans using a family-based intervention approach targeting Korean Americans ages 18 and above in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, CA, and to evaluate efficacy of the proposed intervention. The study is a randomized control trial targeting a total of 8 lay health workers (LHW) and 48 dyads of a daily smoker and a partner who will attend intervention sessions together. The research question is: Can a family-based lay health worker outreach intervention promote smoking cessation and reduce SHS exposure among Korean Americans?


Smoking Cessation Lifestyle Risk Reduction tobacco Asian Americans Healthy Living


For people ages 18 years and up

Inclusion Criteria:

  • reside in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • plan to stay in the area for the next 3 months
  • for the smoker participants, they must have smoked at least 1 cigarette daily in the past 7 days and self-identified as Korean or Korean American
  • for partner participants, they must be willing to attend intervention session together with a smoker participant
  • provide a valid contact telephone number for pre- and post-intervention assessments


  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay accepting new patients
    San Leandro California 94577 United States


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