Helping Hospitalized Patients Quit Smoking
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?
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
Current active treatment for tobacco use initiated prior to hospitalization