News & Features

A link between addiction mindset and smoking behavior

Science Spotlight | By MS Burhans | May 20, 2019
Researchers in Dr. Jonathan Bricker’s research group recently published a paper in the journal Substance Use & Misuse in which they describe the addiction mindset and its associations with smoking cessation.

Washington governor signs 'Tobacco 21' legislation

Hutch news | By Fred Hutch News Service staff | April 5, 2019
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into effect the state’s new “Tobacco 21” legislationin a ceremony at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Bricker testified in favor of the bipartisan legislation, in front of the Washington House for HB 1074. Watch his testimony above or here.

Tobacco 21 and cancer consequences

King5 news | By Amity Addrisi | March 4, 2019
Cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to smoking related illnesses are hoping lawmakers vote to raise the age of smoking from 18 to 21. Dr. Jonathan Bricker and other scientists at Fred Hutch are sharing their knowledge and a new app that could help cancer survivors live longer. View the video.

US cancer death rate has declined for at least 25 years

Hutch news | By Jake Siegel | Jan. 10, 2019
Fred Hutch experts, including Dr. Jonathan Bricker, weigh in on milestone report from American Cancer Society.

Health Tech Podcast: Psychologists become app developers to help people kick addictions

GeekWire | Clare McGrane | June 29, 2017
Learn about how Fred Hutchinson psychologists Dr. Jonathan Bricker and Dr. Jaimee Heffner became app developers to help people kick addictions in GeekWire's Health Tech Podcast. The app is currently being tested in our iCanQuit study.

E-cigs, apps and the FDA's push to limit nicotine

Hutch news | By Diane Mapes | Aug. 1, 2017
Jonathan Bricker nominated for Geekwire’s Geek of the Year Award for his innovative set of quit smoking technology interventions based on acceptance and mindfulness therapy.

Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Hutch News | By Diane Mapes | Nov. 16, 2017
Smoking can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Dr. Bricker's HABIT Group researchers can help them quit. Read about the new Quit2Heal.

5 steps for keeping resolutions in the new year

Hutch News | By Kristen Woodward | Jan. 5, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Bricker offers five tips for making resolutions stick, using behavior-change approach Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people cope with addictions and harmful behaviors. View the video.

This app could triple a smoker's chance of quitting new study finds

GeekWire | By Clare McGrane | Nov. 18, 2016
Dr. Bricker's smartphone app SmartQuit, now part of 2Morrow's "2MorrowQuit" app for behavior change, can triple a smoker's chance of successfully quitting.

Fred Hutch scientist gets $3.1M for stop-smoking app

The Seattle Times | By JoNel Aleccia | June 20, 2015
Dr. Bricker awarded a 5-year grant to test popular quit smoking app. Learn more about the iCanQuit app.

Apps to kick addictions; sound to good to be true?

KUOW | By Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds | April 11, 2014
KUOW Radio's Ross Reynolds talks with Dr. Bricker about apps that claim to help users overcome addiction. Listen to the full interview.

Bricker with app
Bricker, Tobacco 21 signing
Sullivan, Tobacco 21 signing