A health system-based intervention for tobacco cessation for people discharged from a hospital had higher participation rates and three-month abstinence from smoking than a system using an electronic referral to connect these individuals to a community-based quitline (QL) for tobacco treatment after on discharge. Both interventions provided smoking cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for up to three months. The intervention, Transitional Tobacco Care Management (TTCM), provided eight weeks of NRT at discharge and seven automated calls with a hospital-based counselor call-back option. The QL offered an NRT sample and five counseling calls. The . . .
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