A randomized trial of telephone counseling with adult moist snuff users

Am J Health Behav. Jul-Aug 2004;28(4):347-51. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.28.4.6.


Objective: To evaluate telephone counseling for moist snuff use.

Methods: We recruited 221 adult males using snuff and randomized them into a telephone-counseling intervention or a quit-manual comparison group. Subjects were contacted by mail at 3 and 6 months to complete a 4-page follow-up questionnaire.

Results: A significantly higher proportion of subjects randomized to the intervention quit tobacco at each time point compared to the comparison group.

Conclusions: With appropriate staff training, moist snuff and other types of nonsmoked tobacco should be added to the state-funded smoking cessation quit lines started in recent years.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Counseling / methods*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hotlines*
  • Humans
  • Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tobacco Use Cessation / methods*
  • Tobacco, Smokeless*