l, addresses social aspects involved in tobacco control interventions. This type of intervention is focused on mechanisms that mediate smoking behaviors. This social-ecological model provides a framework that can be applied to mediating mechanisms at several levels, to include individual, interpersonal, organizational, neighborhood, and societal factors. The basis for this model is drawn from behavioral research and social cognitive theory. According to these theories smoking cessation interventions must address the antecedents and rewards of smoking behavior, in order to change smoking behavior. In addition these changes must include intrinsic motivations that are based on beliefs related to smoking. Thus treatment must address beliefs that are related to smoking and these must include smoking in numerous social contexts. A diagram of the model is as follows (Sorensen, et al., 2004):
4. Is the social contextual smoking cessation intervention effective?
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For the purpose of this study intent for smoking cessation is operationally defined as the participants report of their intent to quit smoking completely within the next month. This will be assessed following the program intervention (one-week later).