Helping Hospitalized Patients Quit Smoking


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Warner, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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