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About The Study

The F R E S H, Families Rising to Enforce Smoke-free Homes, research study is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at UAMS.

  • Researchers at UAMS are seeking to improve the health of women, children, and their families in rural Arkansas by increasing the number of homes that are free from tobacco smoke.
  • This is a two-part research study that includes interviews and intervention along with brief surveys to hear your thoughts and opinions about tobacco and secondhand smoke exposure.
  • You will be compensated for your time.

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Who is Eligible?

African American women, 18-50 yrs. old, who have children in the home.

Interested in the Joining F.R.E.S.H. Study

Interest form for F.R.E.S.H. study
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    • Your contact information is confidential.
    • The information we collect from you online, by phone, email, or through the website, including your name and any other identifying information will be strictly confidential. This information will be kept under lock and key.
    • We do not have access to your medical records.
    • Your decision to contact us, participate or not participate in this study will not affect your relationship with the UAMS.

    Thank you for your interest in this research study!

How to Contact Us

Please contact us for more information!
Latonya Rucker
(501) 478-9797

About the Center for the Study of Tobacco

The vision of the Center for the Study of Tobacco is to create a world where the costs of tobacco use and exposure are no longer a burden to individuals, population groups, or communities. To reach our vision, our mission is to by conduct collaborative research that informs public health policies and enhances interventions to reduce tobacco use of any kind.

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This study is funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities,
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services