Smoking Cessation for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Cancer/Suspected Cancer
- Study HIC#:2000028291
- Last Updated:12/06/2023
This study aims to help people quit smoking prior to an upcoming cancer surgery. All participants receive free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation counseling. They also have a chance to earn money for quitting. All study visits are conducted remotely. Quitting smoking before surgery may help you recover more quickly and lower your risk of complications.
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Trial Purpose and Description
To compare tobacco abstinence rates in the preoperative period for cancer patients who smoke and receive a Contingency Management (CM) intervention (monetary payment contingent on abstinent breath CO + counseling + NRT) versus a Counseling and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (C+NRT) intervention (breath CO monitoring with no payment for abstinence + counseling + NRT)
- age 18 or older
- smoking 1 or more cigarettes per day
- diagnosed with or suspicion of any type of operable cancer
- surgery must be scheduled between a 10 day to 5 week window
- unstable psychiatric/medical conditions such as suicidal ideation, acute psychosis, or dementia
- non-English speaking
- use of alternative nicotine delivery systems (e.g., snus, cigars etc)
- pregnant women