A phone-counseling smoking-cessation intervention for male Chinese restaurant workers
A smoking cessation program was developed in New York City to reach male Chinese restaurant staff. Male Chinese immigrants smoke more than any population within the exception of Native Americans. The development of the study involved the recruitment of 100 restaurant workers for a phone-counseling smoking cessation intervention. Counseling was done in Chinese language and compared baseline smoking to a follow up on use 6 months after the intervention. The results found that phone counseling as a complement to field outreach can enable smoking cessation for hard-to-reach population groups.