News & Features

Smoking cessation trial for American Indians, Alaska Natives funded

Hutch News Stories | By Diane Mapes | October 10, 2023 
Digital intervention to focus on ethnic groups with ‘highest rates of commercial cigarette smoking’ in the U.S. 

Hutch trial will test new app to help teens stop vaping

Hutch News Stories | By Diane Mapes | May 17, 2022
Smoking cessation expert to adapt adult quit-smoking app for kids under 18; pilot trial will test its efficacy in 200 self-consenting teens.

How to quit smoking: 5 actions you can take now 5 actions you can take now to end the addiction

CNN | By Megan Marples | July 21, 2021
Five actions to take when you want to quit smoking. Read the full article in CNN here to see Dr. Bricker’s interview. 

Fred Hutch eyes the future of weight loss

Hutch News Stories | By Diane Mapes | March 31, 2021
Successful pilot study uses acceptance and commitment phone therapy to help people lose weight; new $3.7M grant will launch full-scale trial. Learn more about the WeLNES program.

New Research from Fred Hutch shows that an app can dramatically help smokers quit

GeekWire | By Lisa Stiffler | Sept. 28, 2020
The iCanQuit app developed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is nearly four times more effective at helping smokers quit than the average success rate for those trying to kick cigarettes. Read the full article in Geekwire here.

Still having trouble quitting smoking? There's an app for that

KUOW NPR| By Kim Malcom & Andy Hurst | Oct. 5, 2020
If you're among the nearly 14% of Americans who smoke, but haven't yet been successful at quitting, the iCanQuit app study says smokers using the app had 1.5 times more success in quitting compared to another popular app called QuitGuide.

Improving Apps to Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Cancer Health | By Diane Mapes | July 17, 2020
Smoking can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Dr. Bricker's HABIT Group researchers can help them quit with new app Quit2Heal. Read about the Quit2Heal app study.

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.

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.

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