Research study to empower LGBTQ2S+ Oklahomans to quit smoking

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center’s TSET Health Promotion Research Center and Freedom Oklahoma, a statewide LGBTQ2S+ serving organization, are partnering for a new study cessation treatment program that focuses on empowering participants through the community.

Participants who volunteer for the pilot study will receive standard smoking cessation assistance, including six weekly counseling sessions and 12 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy, such as nicotine patches or gum.

While receiving smoking cessation assistance, participants will be asked to engage in activities that support LGBTQ2S+ Oklahomans and complete follow-up surveys and an exit interview to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the course. empowerment approach.

Those who enroll in the study will be compensated up to $200 for their time. Participation can be in person or remotely (telephone/video).

Interested persons can take a short survey to see if they qualify. Potential participants can also call 405-934-6811 or email [email protected] to learn more.

Paul N. Strickland