A Nursing Education Intervention to Increase Smoking Cessation Rates in Chronically Homeless People: A Pilot Project

Homeless individuals desire to quit smoking; however, their lifetime quit rates are significantly lower than those of non-homeless people. Homeless individuals desire help from medical professionals to quit, but they experience multiple barriers to care. Little research has been performed on how to best intervene to facilitate smoking cessation in homeless individuals. The proposed pilot study will investigate the effectiveness of a face-to-face nurse-led group visit education intervention that incorporates the California Smokers’ Helpline smoking cessation educational material without the combined use of pharmacotherapy.