Empower Korean Families to End Smoking and Tobacco Exposure

Empower Korean Families to End Tobacco Use & Smoking Exposure

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?

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Tobacco

Quit Smoking For a Healthy Family - This is a family-based psycho-education intervention using lay health worker (LHW) outreach. LHW will be trained to recruit smoke-family dyads and provide education and information about tobacco and health, and smoking cessation resources through 2 small-group education sessions and 2 individual phone calls over a 2-month period.

Behavioral - Healthy Living

In this comparison arm, participants will receive the same number of contacts on the same schedule and in the same format (2 small group sessions and 2 telephone calls). The comparison LHWs will receive training about "Healthy Living" focusing on nutrition and physical activity education. Participants will also receive the Smoking Cessation Resource Handout.

Empower Korean Families to End Tobacco Use & Smoking Exposure