Evaluation of the CHOICES program of peer-to-peer tobacco education and advocacy

  • Williams J
  • Dwyer M
  • Verna M
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CHOICES is a consumer driven program for addressing tobacco in people with mental illness that employs mental health peer counselors. Since 2005, CHOICES has conducted over 298 community visits reaching more than 10,000 smokers with mental illness (about 2500/year). A telephone based outcome study was conducted in 102 outpatient smokers who received a CHOICES peer-to-peer session. At 1-month follow up participants (N = 86; 84%) reported smoking an average of 13 cigarettes per day which was significantly reduced from a baseline of 19 (P 

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  • Peer counseling
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco

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  • Jill M. Williams

  • Martha Dwyer

  • Marie Verna

  • Mia Hanos Zimmermann

  • Kunal K. Gandhi

  • Magdalena Galazyn

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