Date of Award

Fall 12-2018

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Advisor(s)

DR ROSS SHEGOG, PHD

Second Advisor

DR ALEXANDER PROKHOROV, MD, PHD

Third Advisor

DR STEVEN KELDER, PHD

Abstract

: Tobacco use is the leading cause of death in the United States. As of 2016, 23.5% of American 18-25 year olds reported having used cigarettes in the last month compared to 20.2% of adults and only 3.4% of adolescents. Due to the efficacy and widespread general use of mobile technology today, mobile-phone health, or mHealth apps, have become increasingly popular methods of delivering smoking cessation programs. However, there is a lack of evidence in regards to the quality and the effectiveness of using mHealth to deliver smoking cessation interventions to young adults. This study aims to fill this gap to a certain extent by providing evidence for the usability and quality of Quit4Helath, an interactive smoking cessation mobile phone aimed predominantly at young adults. Methods: Participants

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