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Study Procedures

WATI Study Information

  • ExpectationsCommunity College students have higher rates of smoking than the general adult population.
  • Web-based interventions show promise with young adults and other special populations.
  • Funded by a 5-year grant (National Cancer Institute), WATI is a randomized trial to study the combinations of interactive features and evidence-based information with the diverse groups of Community College students ready to quit for good.
  • WATI is IRB approved at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
  • For this study we will recruit students who smoke from Community Colleges.
  • We will work with campus staff to develop referrals to the study and other evidence-based interventions (e.g., State Quitline)—for all smokers (not just study participants, and for campus use after the study) via “courseware” (Angel, Genesis, Blackboard, Banner, etc.).


What’s Expected of Me

  • Straightforward process for students to enroll and participate: It’s all online.
  • Students who agree to join the study will fill out an online consent and questionnaire when they enroll, then they get access to the research study website.
  • Students who complete study questionnaires at 1, 6, and 12 months will get monetary gifts as a “thank you” for their time – whether they quit or not.