Power to Quit II

Power To Quit II Randomized Clinical Trial Smoking Cessation in Minnesota Homeless Population 

Power to Quit II: A randomized clinical trial homeless population smoking cessation

The goal of this research study is to enhance smoking cessation rates for homeless smokers by testing effects of 1) an Intensive Smoking Intervention, and 2) integrating alcohol abuse treatment with smoking cessation. We will utilize a 3-group randomized design to test study hypotheses. The three study conditions are 1) Integrated Intensive Smoking plus Alcohol intervention using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), CBT—(IS+A); 2) Intensive Smoking Intervention using CBT—(IS); or 3) Usual Care (brief smoking cessation and brief alcohol counseling both based on the United States Public Health Service's Guidelines)—(UC). All participants will receive 12-week treatment with nicotine patch plus nicotine gum/lozenge. Counseling will follow the protocol used in a recent study of alcohol dependent smokers and will include weekly individual sessions for 3 months followed by monthly booster group sessions for 3 months.


National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (R01HL081522)
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute


Olamide Ojo-Fati; Florence John; Janet Thomas; Anne M. Joseph; Nancy Raymond; Ned L. Cooney; Rebekah Pratt; Charles R. Rogers; Susan Everson-Rose; Xianghua Luo; Kolawole S. Okuyemi. Integrating Smoking Cessation and Alcohol use Treatment in Homeless Populations: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials. 2015; 16: 385. Published online 2015 August 29. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0858-z PMCID: PMC4552980