Reducing Smoke Exposure in Children Facing Surgery


  • 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: 10-004835
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 10-004835

About this study

The purpose of this study is to see whether advice by clinicians to cigarette smokers who are parents of children undergoing elective surgery can reduce the exposure of these children to secondhand smoke in the time around surgery.    

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

  • Parents and guardians of children < 18 years old who are scheduled for procedures requiring general anesthesia at Mayo Clinic Rochester (surgery or a diagnostic test such as endoscopy or MRI).  For each child scheduled for a procedure, one parent or guardian will be eligible.
  • Current smoking by parent or guardian defined as > 100 cigarettes lifetime consumption and self-reports of smoking either every day or some days.  

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject is not available for telephone follow-up


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Warner, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Suanne Weist R.N., CCRP