Text Messaging Smoking Cessation Program in Surgical Patients


  • 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: 15-009661
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-009661

About this study

The goal of this study is to evaluate using a text messaging smoking cessation service in surgical patients during the perioperative period (before scheduled surgery and for 4 weeks post-operatively).

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.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients ≥ 18 yrs. scheduled for elective surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester.
  • Current smoking, defined as > 100 cigarettes lifetime consumption and self-report of smoking every day or most days
  • Interested in quitting or cutting down on regular cigarette consumption the perioperative period or for good
  • Willing to try text messaging service
  • Mobile phone and data plan capable of sending and receiving text messages

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients who report no interest in reducing combustible cigarette consumption
  • Current use of a text messaging smoking cessation intervention
  • Unstable psychiatric condition

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Warner, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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