November “Coffee Break” Call on Weekly Patterns in Usage of Tobacco Quit Lines
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The NAQC "Coffee Break” series is a monthly 30-minute webinar designed to serve
as an informal forum to discuss current, upcoming, and potential
quitline-related research; facilitate communication and interaction between
researchers; and create and support connections between researchers and
The next call will be TODAY (Thursday, November
10), from 2:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time).
Johnson, with the Mondays Campaign, will present
on "WeeklyPatterns in
Usage of Tobacco Quit Lines.” For tobacco cessation in
particular, insight into behavioral patterns may be valuable for determining how
to optimally time interventions to reach the most people and sustain behavior
change. New evidence suggests that there are consistent weekly cycles in usage
of tobacco quit lines. Studying these cycles may help us streamline quit line
programs by more efficiently allocating quit line resources at certain optimal
times, as well as showing us when is the best time to promote these programs to
capture the most tobacco users. The presentation will walk participants through
the evidence for these weekly patterns and what the results contribute to our
knowledge of quit lines and how to improve them.
It is strongly
recommended that you test your system in advance of the call time to ensure you
can access the webinar features. For more information about the speaker or
topic, click here.
Call-in information is available on the NAQC website at http://www.naquitline.org/?page=CallInformation
. Presentation slides are posted on the same page.
The September call
featured Dr. Peter
Selby (Nicotine Dependence Clinic,
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) presenting on "Web-assisted Tobacco Interventions:
Recent Research on Online Support for Smokers Trying to
Quit.” The presentation slides and call recording are