|February 16, 2022
|Brief Computer MI to Motivate Sustained Tobacco Cessation Following Psychiatric Hospital Discharge
|Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
|The University of Texas at Austin
|Principal Investigator/Program Director
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. People with psychiatric disorders consume almost half (44.3%) of all cigarettes smoked in the U.S. and have life spans more than 20 years shorter than the general population. Effective quit smoking treatments for people with psychiatric disorders are sorely needed. When patients are hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder, they are not allowed to smoke. This enforced period of no smoking creates what professionals call "a teachable moment". It provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the prospect of staying quit once the individual leaves the hospital.
In our ongoing research, we have developed and tested...