Key PointsQuestionCan a brief, multicomponent, sustained care smoking cessation intervention tailored to individuals with severe mental illness facilitate treatment engagement and abstinence following hospital discharge? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial involving 353 adults with severe mental illness who reported smoking cigarettes, a sustained care smoking cessation intervention yielded greater treatment engagement and abstinence at 6 months following discharge than usual care. MeaningIn this study, intervening during the psychiatric hospital stay using a patient-centered approach was effective at continuing the move toward smoking abstinence initiated during the hospital stay.
JAMA Psychiatry – American Medical Association
Published: Aug 5, 2021