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Smoking Cessation clinical trials at UC Health
17 in progress, 7 open to new patients

  • An Extended Facebook Intervention for Young Sexual and Gender Minority Smokers

    open to eligible people ages 18-25

    The 2-year research plan will test the Extended Put It Out Project (POP-6) in a pilot randomized trial (N=168) compared to TSP-6, as well as comparing POP-6 and TSP-6 to the POP-3 and TSP-3 interventions from a previously-conducted trial. Participants will be young adults who smoke, identify as sexual or gender minorities (SGM), and use Facebook. Primary outcome will be biochemically verified 7-day abstinence from smoking at 3 and 6 months. Secondary outcomes will be a quit attempt (y/n), stage of change, and thoughts about tobacco abstinence at 3 and 6 months.

    at UCSF

  • Aspirin and Zileuton and Biomarker Expression in Nasal Tissue of Current Smokers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase II trial studies the effects of aspirin and zileuton on genes related to tobacco use in current smokers. Aspirin and zileuton may interfere with genes related to tobacco use and may be useful in preventing lung cancer in current smokers.

    at UC Davis

  • Combining Varenicline and Naltrexone for Smoking Cessation

    open to eligible people ages 21-65

    This study is a double-blind, randomized clinical trial using a two group medication design consisting of the combination of VAR (1 mg twice daily) + NTX (50 mg once daily) and VAR (1 mg twice daily) + PLA (matched to NTX), for smoking cessation in a sample of heavy drinking daily smokers who want to quit smoking and reduce drinking.

    at UCLA

  • Effect of Packaging on Smoking Perceptions and Behavior

    open to eligible people ages 21-65

    The investigators are addressing two critical areas identified by the FDA: the impact of cigarette packaging and labeling on consumer perceptions and on smoking behavior; and the effectiveness of graphic warning labels on communicating risk of tobacco products. In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), investigators will enroll committed smokers who have no intention of quitting in the next 6-months. The three study arms will be: a) a plain pack with all marketing materials removed (PP); b) The Australian graphic warning images (Australian model-AM); or c) a standard pack with all marketing materials unaltered (ST). The study includes a three month purchasing intervention and continued follow-up through 12 months. Throughout the study interactive text messaging assessments will be used to measure acute and persistent impact of labeling and marketing on perceptions of tobacco products, subjective effects of consumption, awareness of tobacco-related harms, tobacco use behavior, and quitting motivation. At three separate time points, participants will: a) complete a web-based questionnaire b) provide a saliva sample for cotinine analysis. The rigorous design and extensive objective measurements are significant innovations on the currently published research in this field and should lead to significant advances in tobacco regulatory science.

    at UCSD

  • Evaluation of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (DTMS) With the H-ADD Coil as an Aid to Smoking Cessation.

    open to eligible people ages 22-70

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DTMS compared to sham treatment as an aid to smoking cessation in chronic, heavy (>10 cigarettes/day) cigarette smokers.

    at UCSD

  • Impact of Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes in a Complex Marketplace

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This project will examine the impact of very low nicotine content (VLNC) cigarettes in a complex tobacco and nicotine product marketplace. We will compare the number of cigarettes smoked and cigarette-free days in an experimental marketplace that contains VLNC cigarettes versus normal nicotine content (NNC) cigarettes.

    at UCSF

  • Investigating the Cardiovascular Toxicity of Exposure to Electronic Hookah Smoking

    open to eligible people ages 21-39

    Hookah (water-pipe) smoking has quickly grown to become a major global tobacco epidemic among youth; with electronic hookahs more recently increasing in popularity especially among young female adults, who endorse marketing claims that these products are a safer alternative to traditional hookah, but scientific evidence is lacking. The study aims to elucidate the comparative effects of traditional hookah smoking vs. electronic hookah inhalation on human vascular and endothelial function; and examine the role of inflammation and oxidative stress as likely mechanisms in hookah-related cardiovascular disease pathogenesis.

    at UCLA

  • A Facebook Intervention for Young Sexual and Gender Minority Smokers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The 2-year research plan will test the Put It Out Project (POP) in a pilot randomized trial (N=120) compared to TSP and two historical control conditions. Participants will be young adults who smoke, identify as sexual or gender minorities, and use Facebook. The primary outcome will be biochemically verified 7-day abstinence from smoking at 3 and 6 months. Secondary outcomes will be a quit attempt (y/n), stage of change, and thoughts about tobacco abstinence at 3 and 6 mos.

    at UCSF

  • A Family-Focused Intervention for Asian American Male Smokers

    β€œCan a family-focused intervention promote smoking cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese male smokers?”

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This project proposes two aims. The first aim is to evaluate the efficacy of a family-focused intervention in promoting smoking cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese male smokers using a 2-arm cluster randomized controlled trial with assessments at baseline, 6, and 12 months targeting 360 smoker-family dyads. Half of the participants will be assigned to the proposed intervention, and the remaining half will be assigned to an attention-control condition where they will receive education on healthy eating and physical activity. The second aim is to explore mediators to identify key psychosocial and behavioral processes that underlie how the intervention affects the processes of quitting and maintaining abstinence in Chinese and Vietnamese smokers.

    at UCSF UC Davis

  • High Dose Bupropion for Smoking Cessation

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This study aims to investigate the benefit of administering Bupropion XL (BUP-XL) to heavy smokers who also experience psychiatric symptoms.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD) for Asian Smokers

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The primary aim of the proposed study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the efficacy of the Interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD) intervention targeting 150 Chinese-, Korean- or Vietnamese-speaking male patients who smoke daily and have a scheduled clinic visit at Asian Health Services primary care.

    at UCSF

  • Korean Youth Smoking Cessation Study

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. In Los Angeles, rates of morbidities due to cigarette smoking follow prevalence. While the rate of cigarette smoking in Los Angeles County among youth is at historic lows, prevalence is not uniform: Cigarette smoking is pervasive among residents who have significant economic disparities. Prevalence is also among the highest in the world for Korean school-aged youth and substantially higher numbers of Korean American youth smoke cigarettes. To date, smoking prevention efforts in Korea have had mixed results as they are not interesting to youth and are not interactive. This project will assess an interactive, culturally adapted, tailored smoking cessation intervention delivered through the internet and cell phone. Using technology, the investigators seek to increase the reach and access of our intervention and facilitate cessation without in-person sessions, a factor that limits smoking cessation interventions for youth. Youth are energetic users of electronic media, lending support to the delivery of treatment through technology. The investigators predict that subjects assigned to the intervention will demonstrate statistically higher rates of smoking abstinence and longer retention in the cessation program compared to those assigned to the standard of care condition. Subjects reporting higher levels of smoking exposure, lower motivation, poor mental health, disadvantaged neighborhoods, and lower levels of acculturation to American culture will also have lower quit rates at each follow-up visit.

    at UCLA

  • Smoking Tobacco and Drinking Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This trial will test the efficacy of a 3-month intervention on Facebook targeting tobacco use and heavy episodic drinking against a 3-month Facebook intervention targeting tobacco use. Both groups will be offered a nicotine patch starter kit. The primary outcome is verified 7-day point prevalence abstinence from smoking at 3, 6, and 12 months.

    at UCSF

  • Tech and Telephone Smoking Cessation Treatment for Young Veterans With PTSD

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This project aims to enhance the scalability of an office-based smoking cessation treatment protocol for veterans with PTSD, integrated care (IC), by adapting it to be delivered over the telephone and to incorporate mobile technology components. Mobile technology components include: (1) the Stay Quit Coach (SQC) mobile application (app), and (2) the iCO mobile Smokerlyzer, a smartphone-compatible carbon monoxide monitor. Eighty U.S. military veteran smokers with PTSD, ages 18-39, will be randomized to receive either: (1) the telephone-and technology-facilitated intervention (n=40), or (2) the current standard of care (referral to the VA telephone Quitline) (n=40) as a control. All participants will receive a baseline (Week 0) office visit and will optionally be prescribed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Participants in the intervention condition will receive eight 20- to 30-minute video or telephone counseling sessions and be asked to use the SQC app and iCO Mobile Smokerlyzer. Control participants will receive up to eight weekly proactive telephone sessions through the VA telephone Quitline. Assessments will occur at baseline (Week 0), treatment end (Week 8), and at three months (Week 12) and six months (Week 24) post-randomization. The primary aims of this pilot randomized controlled trial are: (1) to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention; and (2) to assess the impact of the adapted IC intervention on treatment retention compared to treatment as usual (i.e., VA Quitline).

    at UCSF

  • Technology and Telephone-Based Smoking Cessation

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal of the proposed project is to design and assess the acceptability and usability of a mobile technology and telephone-facilitated treatment to improve treatment engagement in adult smokers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Smokers with PTSD face high rates of treatment failure and require tailored strategies that address both PTSD symptoms and smoking urges. McFall and Saxon designed a protocol combining office-based therapy plus evidence-based pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation that doubled quit rates in veteran smokers with PTSD. However, high rates of attrition limited efficacy. The investigators aim to enhance scalability and engagement in the McFall/ Saxon protocol by (1) adapting the treatment to be delivered over the video or telephone and (2) leveraging innovations in technology by incorporating a mobile application targeting PTSD and smoking and a mobile carbon monoxide (CO) monitor into the protocol. The investigators propose a mixed methods study in which the investigators will adapt the office-based treatment into a technology and telephone-facilitated intervention and conduct a pilot RCT of the modified intervention with 20 veterans with PTSD. At the outset of the study, the study team will modify the original treatment manual in order for it to be delivered via video or telephone. The investigators will then conduct a pilot RCT in which 20 veterans with PTSD will be randomized to receive the modified protocol (intervention condition; n=10) or the original office-based protocol (control condition, n=10). Main outcomes are quantitative and qualitative data about the acceptability of the intervention and its individual components, and treatment retention at Week 8. Secondary outcomes are 7-day bioverified point-prevalence cigarette abstinence, PTSD symptoms, and levels of nicotine dependence at follow-up. Results will inform a larger RCT to examine efficacy of the intervention in promoting quit attempts in smokers with PTSD.

    at UCSF

  • Text Messaging to Engage and Retain Veterans in Smoking Cessation Counseling

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Tobacco-related diseases account for a significant portion of all VA healthcare costs and are a detriment to the health and quality of life of our Veterans. Despite progress in instituting tobacco screenings and treatment referral, most Veterans still do not receive the most effective strategy to help them quit smoking - pharmacotherapy combined with behavioral coaching. This study builds on findings from population health and mobile interventions to help more Veterans receive evidence-based tobacco treatment. The investigators propose to test the effect of two types of text messaging in combination with telephone cessation counseling: 1) pre-counseling text messages to increase enrollment in counseling, and 2) ongoing texts for those who start counseling that provide appointment reminders and support between sessions to increase adherence to counseling. This study supports multiple goals of the VA's Blueprint for Excellence. Results will directly inform decision-making and population-based care models for tobacco treatment.

    at UCSD

  • Twitter-enabled Mobile Messaging for Smoking Relapse Prevention (Tweet2Quit)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Tweet2Quit is an innovative smoking cessation intervention that combines real-time online peer-to-peer support with auto messaging. In a three-group randomized controlled trial, the investigators will compare: 1) usual care, 2) Tweet2Quit-coed, and 3) Tweet2Quit-Women only.

    at UC Irvine

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