Helping Poor Smokers Quit

Helping Poor Smokers Quit

Using a 2x2 randomized factorial design, we will conduct a statewide field trial in Missouri to compare the relative and combined effects of these two strategies for augmenting an existing, evidence-based tobacco quitline program. Among 2000 low-income smokers, half will receive standard Missouri quitline services and half will receive new Specialized Quitline services targeted to this group. In each of these groups, half also will receive calls from a trained navigator to help them address unmet Basic Needs and the accompanying psychological distress that act as barriers to smoking cessation.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Specialized Quitline

Very low-income smokers are different from other smokers in important ways not always addressed by standard quitline services. The research team and Alere staff has created custom protocols, scripts, prompts and other content to maximize intervention relevance and acceptability to very low-income smokers. Research Implementation Unit (RIU) coaches who will be delivering the Specialized Quitline services have received training from clinical quitline staff, the research team and 2-1-1 staff who ha more on

Behavioral - Basic Needs Navigator

Navigators will: (1) identify and assess smokers' needs, including the reasons they called 2-1-1; (2) jointly generate solutions to address the needs; (3) develop plans to carry out the solutions, including; (4) help prioritize among multiple needs; (5) identify community resources that could help solve the problem; (6) determine eligibility for services; (7) help smokers access available resources by scheduling appointments and provide appointment reminders; (8) prepare smokers to interact with more on

Helping the Poor Quit Smoking: Specialized Quitlines and Meeting Basic Needs