Treating Smokeless Tobacco Use in Rural Veterans

Status:Enrolling by invitation
Conditions:Smoking Cessation, Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Consumers
Therapuetic Areas:Pulmonary / Respiratory Diseases
Age Range:18 - 99
Start Date:December 2016
End Date:May 2020

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This is a pilot study designed in an effort to develop and improve access to effective
treatments for tobacco use in rural Veterans using a tailored intervention approach.
Specifically, we will evaluate a combined behavioral and pharmacological smokeless tobacco
cessation which concomitantly addresses comorbid issues commonly experienced by rural tobacco
users including elevated depressive symptoms, risky alcohol use, and concerns about weight
gain. The objectives are to:

1. Evaluate the feasibility of an individually-tailored telephone intervention for rural
smokeless tobacco users

2. Examine the impact of the intervention on treatment utilization, patient satisfaction,
and smokeless tobacco cessation.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Use smokeless tobacco on a daily basis

2. Be willing to make a quit attempt in the next 30 days

3. Reside in a rural location

4. Receiving care through the Iowa City VA Health Care System or an affiliated
community-based outpatient clinic

5. Able to provide informed consent

6. Telephone access

7. Stable residence

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Planning to move in the next 12 months

2. Terminal illness

3. Unstable psychiatric disorder

4. Incarcerated

5. Institutionalized
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Iowa City, Iowa 52246
Iowa City, IA
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