Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #532
What's New? Cognitive Behavior Cigarette Cessation Programs With Special Populations
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
11:30 AM–12:50 PM
Texas Ballroom Salon C (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CBM; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Sherman Yen (Asian American Anti-Smoking Foundation)
RICHARD COOK (The Pennsylvania State University)
DEBORAH KITE (The Chicago School for Professional Psychology)
ALLISON Y. LORD (Tobacco Outreach Technology)
Abstract: The purposes of the discussion session are to heighten the most recent development, using cognitive behavioral technologies, when working with smokers in special target populations. These populations include female addicts to both nicotine and other drugs, Asian Americans, the general population, and college students. Throughout the session we will discuss the goal of treatment (total absenteeism versus smoking two or three cigarettes a day). We will also discuss different procedures including the use of a hand held computer that would create a personalized, gradual smoking reduction program and other types of nicotine replacement therapies (NRT). The differences between the reinforcers will also be mentioned, including some ethnic NRT reinforcers such as the Tiger Bomb and the CO test as an adjust treatment method. Concurrently with target populations, the four panelists who have more than twenty years in treatment experience. We have an Asian female panelist, a physician who practices family medicine, and a college student. In order to widen the influences beyond the session, 15 units of Quitkeys (a handheld computer) worth $900,000 will be given away for free.



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