Text Messaging Smoking Cessation Program in Surgical Patients


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. 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:

  • 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

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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