The purpose of this study is to pretest the design of a text-based smoking cessation program tailored to sexual minority individuals.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  • Smoke five or more cigarettes per day, has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and smokes everyday - Have an interest in quitting smoking in the next 15 days - Have a cellphone number with an unlimited short messaging service (SMS) plan - Have US mailing and email addresses - Positive cotinine saliva test results

Exclusion Criteria

  • Individuals who are found to have a prepaid cell phone - Individuals who are found to have a cellphone number that does not work or is registered to someone else - Pregnant or breastfeeding women - Contraindication for nicotine patch - Regular use of tobacco products other than cigarettes - Current use of tobacco cessation medications - Enrolled in another smoking cessation study - Non-English speakers - Having inadequate equipment/device (webcam, speakers, mic) for participating in telehealth sessions

Study Design

Study Type
Intervention Model
Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Beta testing group
  • Behavioral: SmokefreeSGM
    Participants will have access to a text-based smoking cessation program tailored to sexual minority individuals (SmokefreeSGM). The text-based program will be beta-tested by these participants for a period of 2 weeks before and 10 weeks after their quit date. Messages originated from the text-based smoking cessation program will be sent by a fictitious quit coach who will offer evidence-based advice on quitting smoking based on real-life experiences of sexual minority individuals.

More Details

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Study Contact


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