RESULTS: Baseline questionnaires were received from 277 individuals, with 130 (46.9%) meeting the criteria for the ALCS and 146 (52.7%) non-eligible for screening. Non-eligible individuals were younger (58.2 vs. 63.2 years, p-value=0.000), more likely to be female (62.1% vs. 48.5%, p-value=0.023) and less likely to be current smokers (32.4% vs. 50.0%, p-value=0.000). Non-eligible participants had a lower degree of addiction compared to eligible group, as measured by the Fagerström Test of Nicotine Dependence (3.6 vs 5.3, p-value=0.001), but still in the “moderately dependent” range for this test. There were no significant differences in passive smoking history, or smoking other products rather than cigarette (Marijuana/pot was the most commonly used product after cigarette) between two groups. There were no significant differences between motivation to quit [(“Intention to quit at any time”; non-eligible:100.0%, eligible: 95.4%, p-value=0.263), “intended to quit soon” (in the next 30 days): non-eligible:49.2%, eligible: 50.8%, p-value=0.249), and “motivation to receive help with their quit attempt”: non-eligible: 89.4%, eligible: 87.7%, p-value = 0.999] or prior attempts to quit in the last 12 months (non-eligible:59.6%, eligible: 52.3%, p-value=0.564) between these two groups. Only 4.3% of non-eligible and 1.5% of eligible smokers were currently in a smoking cessation program.