What is it about?
Dads in Gear (DIG) is a new approach to smoking cessation that is designed specifically for fathers. In a way that has never been done before, the DIG program integrates smoking cessation, with building competencies in fathering and physical activity to increase the success of quitting. The 8-week face-to-face DIG program takes a uniquely creative and masculine approach to activity-based, interactive, and themed sessions. In this study, we provide an evaluation of this new program.
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Why is it important?
There is an untapped opportunity to engage men in smoking cessation when they become fathers. With shifting gender roles, fathers are increasingly involved in childcare and confronted with the discrepancy between their efforts to be “good fathers” and their continued smoking. There have been few efforts to engage new fathers in smoking cessation. Our findings show we can engage fathers in smoking cessation if we use approaches that fit with their preferences and identities as fathers.
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This page is a summary of: Evaluating the feasibility of a gender-sensitized smoking cessation program for fathers., Psychology of Men & Masculinity, November 2018, American Psychological Association (APA),
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