Last updated on January 2020

Faith Based Pilot Intervention to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Somali Males


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Smoking | Community-engaged | Text Messaging | Tobacco abuse | Faith-Based
  • Age: Between 18 - 79 Years
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Somali Male
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Can read either Somali or English (Non English Speaking Participants will be included)
  • Current smokers defined as smoking 1 cigarette per day
  • Self-report of smoking 100 cigarettes in their lifetime
  • Willingness to use nicotine patch or other selected pharmacotherapy
  • Possess a working mobile phone with texting
  • Planning to fast during Ramadan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently using any form of smoking cessation service
  • Any medical contraindication
  • Current history or in past 6 months of a psychotic disorder
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Any other medical condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the patient's ability to successfully and safely complete the study

Recruitment Status: Closed


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