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  • Biomarker Feedback to Motivate Tobacco Cessation in Pregnant Alaska Native Women Rochester, MN

    Use of tobacco is very high among Alaska Native women. The investigators are conducting a three phase study. The first phase will examine biomarkers of tobacco exposure in pregnant women and their newborns. The second phase is a qualitative study to translate the biomarker findings into intervention messages. The third phase is a pilot of the biomarker feedback intervention compared with a control condition.

  • A Study to Assess the Needs of the Somali American Community for Tobacco Use Intervention Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ

    The goal of this pilot study is to better understand the health of the Somali community in the greater Phoenix area. Healthcare access and clinical service utilization will also be assessed in order to inform future reduction and cessations studies. Social networks will be examined in relation to accessing information about health and tobacco use. Long term objectives related to this study are the development of community-based interventions for tobacco use prevention, reduction, and cessation tailored to reduce disparities related tobacco use among the Somali community.

  • Helping Hospitalized Patients Quit Smoking Rochester, MN

    The study is being done to determine whether an in-hospital intervention using a brief intervention to facilitate quitline utilization will increase quitline utilization by hospitalized smokers, and will increase post hospital discharge smoking abstinence rates.

    Study participants will be randomized to receive either a brief quitline facilitation intervention , or a control intervention of a brief stop-smoking message.

    The study will also compare healthcare costs and utilization in the first six months following hospitalization between the two groups.

  • Social Media Intervention to Promote Smoking Treatment Utilization and Cessation among Alaska Native Smokers Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to develop and pilot test a culturally relevant, Facebook delivered intervention to promote smoking treatment uptake and cessation among Alaska Native (AN) smokers.

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  • A Study to See if Brief Education Specific to Smoking and Chronic Pain Will Encourage Participation in Smoking Abstinence Therapy Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to determine if a brief educational intervention about the connections between smoking and chronic pain will promote the participation in a smoking abstinence therapy program among smokers seeking treatment for chronic pain.

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

    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. 

  • A Study of Varenicline and Bupropion Combined to Stop Smoking Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of combining varenicline and bupropion SR for a potential additive benefit for helping patients stop smoking for longer periods (≥ 6 months smoking abstinence rates).

  • Employee Wellness Survey Rochester, MN

    The aims of this study are 1) To assess the prevalence of tobacco use and cessation treatment preferences among YKHC employees, 2) To assess employee's current levels of perceived stress, engagement in physical activity, and feelings of resiliency to inform future tobacco cessation interventions, and to examine the relationship between these factors and tobacco use, and 3) To assess YKHC employees' perceptions and opinions of the hospital's current workplace tobacco policy and expansion of these regulations to all YKHC properties.

  • A Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Varenicline Treatment for Vaping Cessation Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of treating users of E-cigarettes with a 12-week course of varenicline to stop vaping.

  • A Study of Cigarette and ENDS Usage among Cigarette Smokers who Purchase an ENDS from a Vape Shop Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ

    The purpose of this study is to assess whether regular cigarette smokers who purchase an ENDS product from  Vape Shops that offer personalized coaching on product selection and use can result in regular cigarette smokers completely switching to an ENDS (i.e., discontinue cigarette smoking).

  • A Study to Develop a Decision Aid for Smokers Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to develop a decision aid tool for cigarette smokers scheduled for elective surgery, using a participatory research approach.

  • A Study of the Process and Outcomes of Tobacco Cessation e-consultation Directed to the Nicotine Dependence Center of the Mayo Clinic (Rochester) from January 2016 to December 2016 Rochester, MN

    The primary aim of this study is to retrospectively review the usage, describe the process and assess the outcomes of tobacco cessation e-consultation directed to the Nicotine Dependence Center of the Mayo Clinic (Rochester) from January 2016 to December 2016.

  • A Study of a Behavioral Intervention for Both Cigarette Smoking and Binge Drinking in Young Adults Jacksonville, FL

     Nicotine patches and behavioral therapy may help reduce cigarette smoking and binge drinking in young adults.This randomized clinical trial studies nicotine patches with or without behavioral therapy in reducing cigarette smoking and binge drinking in young adults.

  • Smoking Cessation Prior to Surgery to Reduce Surgical Complications in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer Who Smoke Cigarettes Mankato, MN; Rochester, MN

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well smoking cessation intervention works in reducing surgical complications in patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer who smoke cigarettes. This study will use two smoking cessation interventions: Varenicline (a drug that reduces the craving and withdrawal symptoms that occur with abstinence from nicotine) with behavioral interventions (consisting of a brief clinician-delivered intervention and tobacco quitline [tobacco cessation service available through a toll-free telephone number] follow-up) with placebo (a pill with no active medication) along with the same behavioral interventions. It is not yet known whether smoking cessation intervention prior to surgery is effective ...

  • A Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Vaping Cessation Among Adolescents Eau Claire, WI

    The purpose of this study is to determine the volume of patients presenting to an outpatient adolescent psychiatric clinic that report past 30-day use of a nicotine-containing e-cigarette, and to determine the feasibility of recruiting adolescents into a vaping cessation study involving a text message intervention.




  • Support Person Intervention to Promote a Smoking Helpline Among Under Resourced Smokers Rochester, MN

    This pilot study is being done to adapt an effective 1 session phone coaching intervention for nonsmoking support persons to a low income population. This study will also pilot new intervention components including text messaging and health incentives. The goal of the intervention is for support persons to prompt their smoker to use quitline services. To see if these methods are effective, smokers in this study will be asked to complete assessments about their quit attempts and smoking status. The study will also evaluate if the smokers use quitline services or not. The preliminary findings will be used to provide ...

  • Personalized Smoking Cessation Tool Based on Patient Lung CT Image Rochester, MN

    Imbio is developing a Smoking Cessation Report (Report) that includes data analysis from a CT lung cancer screening exam. This randomized controlled (RCT) trial will clinically validate the Report's effectiveness at motivating smokers to call a Quitline.

  • Reducing Smoke Exposure in Children Facing Surgery Rochester, MN

    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.    


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