Applying mHealth to Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Applying mHealth to Tobacco-related Health Disparities

The purpose of this study is to better understand what happens when someone attempts to quit smoking.

Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Drug - Nicotine Patch

Nicotine patches and thorough education of the indications for the patch will be provided to all participants.

Behavioral - Counseling

Brief counseling sessions, 10-15 minutes each.

Behavioral - Smartphone

Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) assesses participants' moment-to-moment subjective experiences via self-report assessments on a smart phone. Participants will receive mindfulness strategies for 10 days pre- and post-quit via smart phone to aid in their cessation attempt. Text messages will be sent to provided study phones throughout the day. These messages will be short (1-3 minutes long) and will ask participants to do things like focus on the present moment, pay attention to their breath more on


Participants will be asked to wear equipment throughout the day that will measure their physiology and smoking behavior. AutoSense unobtrusively and objectively collects physiological and behavioral data (i.e., negative affect (NA), self-regulatory capacity (SRC), and smoking) via wearable chest and wrist sensors.

Applying mHealth to Tobacco-related Health Disparities: Enhancing Aspects of Resiliency to Aid Cessation Efforts (Time2Quit)