Examining a Text Message Intervention for Smoking Cessation

Conditions:Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Consumers
Therapuetic Areas:Pulmonary / Respiratory Diseases
Age Range:18 - 35
Start Date:July 2009
Contact:Beth C Bock, PhD

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The primary goal of this study is to use qualitative interviews and focus groups to aid us
in adapting a face-to-face smoking cessation intervention for delivery through text
messaging. After design is completed, the intervention will be pilot tested with a sample of
young adults (ages 18-35) who smoke. Final assessments will be conducted at 7 weeks (end of
treatment) and both 3 and 6 month follow up.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18 to 35

- Current daily smoker

- Has a cell phone with text messaging capability

- Uses text messaging at least once monthly

- Interested in quitting smoking

- Willing to set a quit date within the next 30 days

- Has access to a physician

Exclusion Criteria:

- Does not read and speak English with adequate comprehension

- Is currently participating in a smoking cessation program

- Concurrent drug/alcohol abuse

- Mental health issues that would interfere with study compliance
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