The proposed work is designed to help increase access to tobacco cessation services among
rural veterans and to develop more effective treatment services that better address comorbid
issues commonly experienced by rural smokers. The objectives are:
1. Study the feasibility of an individually-tailored telephone intervention for rural
2. Examine the impact of the intervention on tobacco use outcomes.
3. Evaluate the effect of the intervention on issues commonly experienced by rural smokers
including depressive symptoms, alcohol use, and weight gain.