Offering Proactive Tobacco Treatment

2014-07-24 14:05:44 | BioPortfolio


This study uses a proactive outreach strategy, coupled with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to increase the population impact of tobacco cessation treatment for diverse, low income smokers. Population impact is the product of treatment utilization (i.e., reach or exposure) and treatment efficacy (i.e., smoking abstinence rates among those who utilize treatment).


Participants will be randomized to receive either Usual (Reactive) Care or Proactive Outreach, Telephone Counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Tobacco Use Cessation


proactive outreach (PRO), Free telephone counseling (TC), Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), Usual care (UC)


Steven Fu, M.D.
United States


Not yet recruiting


Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:05:44-0400

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