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The Real Cost Smokeless: Wave 2 In-depth Interviews Designed to Prevent Rural Youth Tobacco Use

Principal Investigator(s): Brian Griepentrog and Maria Roditis
    
Funding Mechanism: Research Contract

ID number: HHSF223201750007A

Award Date: 4/10/2017

Institution: Fors Marsh Group


In support of FDA’s efforts to refresh youth tobacco prevention campaign messaging, researchers will conduct a qualitative research study to gain a richer understanding of the target audience, including their home life, values, and exposure to smokeless tobacco. In-depth interviews will be conducted in three geographically distinct rural regions with 22 male adolescents aged 12-17 years who are at risk for smokeless tobacco use, experimenting with smokeless tobacco, or established users of smokeless tobacco. Interviews will be conducted in schools and will include a mix of races and ethnicities. This study will inform the development of appropriate messaging for subsequent waves of FDA’s The Real Cost Smokeless campaign.