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The importance of using evidence-based e-health smoking cessation programs

Maastricht University, Netherlands
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2016;2(April Supplement):42
Publish date: 2016-03-31
eHealth programs have become very popular to help people to quit smoking. Yet, the efficacy of eHealth programs is dependent on the health communication theories used and applied in these programs. Computer tailored technology has shown to be an effective tool to help people to quit smoking. Programs with even one session can increase the success rates significantly. During this presentation I will discuss several computer tailored eHealth programs for smoking cessation that have been developed and tested at Maastricht University. I will discuss the theoretical grounding of these programs, their effects and the cost-effectiveness. Additionally I will also outline some potential innovations for eHealth programs, and will also share the results of a test comparing eHealth and mHealth.
Hein De Vries   
Maastricht University, Netherlands, Minderbroedersberg 4-6 6211 LK, P.O. Box 616 Maastricht, Netherlands