Tobacco Status Project: Social Media Intervention for Young Adult Smokers


Trial ID: NCT02207036


This randomized clinical trial will test the efficacy of a Facebook intervention based on the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska and DiClemente) and US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines with young adults who smoke cigarettes who are age 18 to 25 (N=480).

Official Title

Social Media Intervention for Young Adult Smokers

Stanford Investigator(s)

Judith Prochaska

Senior Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research Governance and Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - ages 18-25 years old

   - english literate

   - have access to Smartphone or computer with camera

   - indicate they go on Facebook "most" (≥ 4) days per week

   - have smoked ≥100 cigarettes in their lives and currently smoke at least 1 cigarette
   per day on 3 or more days of the week

Exclusion Criteria:

   - do not read English

   - younger than 18 or older than 25 years of age

   - do not have access to a Smartphone or computer with a camera

   - only go on Facebook 3 or fewer days a week

   - have smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime or do not currently smoke at
   least 1 cigarette per day on 3 or more days of the week


behavioral: Facebook intervention



Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305