A Study to Determine Effectiveness of Perioperative Smoking Cessation in Surgical Patients Using Short Messaging Service Program


About this study

The purpose of this study is to propose a “quit for a bit” intervention to increase measurements of treatment engagement over the postoperative period (defined as the day of surgery to 30 days after surgery), and the willingness to continue treatment after this period, compared to the “quit for good” intervention. 

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:

  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Greater than 100 cigarettes lifetime consumption and history of smoking cigarettes every day or most days within 30 days prior to enrollment.
  • Willingness to at least “quit for a bit” or "quit for good" in perioperative period.
  • Owning a device with access to SMS with an unlimited text plan.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Surgery on the day of preoperative evaluation.
  • Active 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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Warner, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Thulasee Jose M.D.


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