Mobile Cessation Support for Latino Smokers

Mobile Cessation Support for Latino Smokers

The primary aim of this study is to examine the efficacy of DecA-detexto, an innovative mobile smoking cessation intervention that incorporates two elements: 1) a tablet-based e-Health platform that collects personal smoking-related information to support the development of an individualized quit plan and guides the ensuing text messaging program; and 2) a 12-week text messaging "skills-based counseling" (I.e, behavioral support) program that includes educational information, behavioral strategies, motivational messaging, and pharmacotherapy support driven by information obtained from both the tablet program and the user's text messages. The investigators will evaluate its efficacy relative to a standard care condition that provides high quality printed smoking cessation materials along with referral to telephone quit line counseling. Participants in both groups are given access to free pharmacotherapy via a toll-free study number. Experienced Promotores de Salud (Community Health Workers) will use community and clinic-based outreach to recruit Latino smokers into the study (N=618). Participants in both conditions will complete follow-up assessment at the end of treatment (Week 12) and Month 6 (primary outcome). Our hypothesis is that at month 6, smokers in DecA-detexto will have significantly higher cotinine-verified 7-day point prevalence abstinence (no cigarettes in the past 7 days) than smokers in the control arm.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - The Decídetext program

Decídetext participants will be directed to the tablet-based software. Participants will receive an interactive education session that will lead them through language-appropriate, culturally-relevant information about stopping smoking, collection of basic smoking history data, and choices/plans about preparing to quit. Quit plans include: 1) choice of quit date, 2) NRT preference, 3) plan to remove smoking cues, 4) identification of trigger situations and 5) choice of suggested coping strategie more on

Behavioral - Standard Care Control

Educational Material provided as of suggested by American Cancer Society and, the National Cancer Institute

Decídetext: Mobile Cessation Support for Latino Smokers