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


  • 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: 18-010950
    NCT ID: NCT03839043
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-010950

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Surgery on the day of preoperative evaluation.
  • Active psychiatric condition.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Warner, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Thulasee Jose M.D.


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