Helping Hospitalized Patients Quit Smoking


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-002207
    NCT ID: NCT01575145
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 12-002207

About this study

The study is being done to determine whether an in-hospital intervention using a brief intervention to facilitate quitline utilization will increase quitline utilization by hospitalized smokers, and will increase post hospital discharge smoking abstinence rates.

Study participants will be randomized to receive either a brief quitline facilitation intervention , or a control intervention of a brief stop-smoking message.

The study will also compare healthcare costs and utilization in the first six months following hospitalization between the two groups.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Current smoker, Resident of Olmsted County, Inpatient admission to St. Marys or Rochester Methodist Hospital, Able to participate fully in all study aspects, Available for follow-up

Exclusion Criteria:

Current active treatment for tobacco use initiated prior to hospitalization

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Warner, M.D.

Closed for enrollment


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