The overall goals of this line of research are to develop and evaluate innovative treatments
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cigarette smokers and to understand the
processes related to smoking and relapse in this previously unstudied population of smokers.
In this study, participants are randomly assigned to one of two Internet-based smoking
cessation treatments: 1) a self-help intervention tailored LGBT smokers plus social support
plus email-based counseling, or 2) a standard self-help condition alone, similar to other
general smoking cessation treatments. Before starting the program, participants will
complete measures of smoking, nicotine dependence, depression diagnosis, demographics, mood,
motivation to change, and alcohol use. Smoking status will be determined at 1, 3, 6, and 12
months following the start of treatment. Data will be analyzed to compare the quit rates of
the two Internet-based treatment groups. Also, we will complete exploratory analyses to
determine those variables that best predict quitting for LGBT smokers.
Must identify as a lesbian, gay male, bisexual male or female or a transgender individual.
Must smoke most days during the preceding month. Must have a valid email address.