Association for Behavior Analysis International

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32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

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Panel #215
Behavioral Treatment Special Cigarette Smokers Populations: Some Theoretical and Procedure Considerations
Sunday, May 28, 2006
4:00 PM–5:20 PM
Area: CBM/CSE; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Sherman Yen (Asian American Anti-Smoking Foundation)
DAVID W. WESCH (Behavioral Ecology Consulting)
ROBERT M. STEIN (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
ALLISON Y. LORD (Tobacco Outreach Technology, Inc.)
SHERMAN YEN (Asian American Anti-Smoking Foundation)
Abstract: Tobacco use remains a most devastating health issue worldwide. For decades, behavioral analysts have engaged in both basic research and clinical intervention in battling this problem from many different ways. Since tobacco addiction has both physiological and behavioral components, the present proposed panel discussion is aimed (1) to discuss diffusion of behavioral innovations of integrity in smoking cessation program development related issues. From theoretical prospective, as many innovative solutions to human problems have been developed and validated in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. These innovations have spread into the general human service treatment world without attribution and often with significant drift from the original validated protocol. This process of adoption and only partial compliance to the integrity of the independent variable will be examined in the case of smoking cessation programs. Suggestions will be discussed relative to improving the integrity of any disseminated independent variable (2) to examine and share information treatment /prevention information on special smoking populations, these include the area of prevention/treatment of teen smoking, language limited new immigrant smoking and substance abuse smokers.By limited each discussant to 10 minutes for his (her) opening remarks of their own work, it will provide the base for sufficient time for ideal exchanges between the panelists and the audience.



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