Helping Hospitalized Patients Quit Smoking


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

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.

Who is eligible to participate?

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

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