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Summary

for people ages 18–25 (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion:
Danielle E Ramo

Description

Summary

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.

Official Title

Using Facebook to Address Smoking and Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

Details

Participants will be randomized to one of two conditions: (1) a Facebook-delivered intervention addressing tobacco use and heavy episodic drinking, tailored to readiness to quit smoking; or (2) a 3-month Facebook intervention targeting tobacco use. Both interventions will include 12 weeks of Facebook-based messages and activities tailored to participants' readiness to quit smoking.

Assessments will occur at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months follow-up. Assessments will include measures on smoking and drinking patterns and thoughts about abstinence. All participants who report no past 7-day smoking will be asked to give biochemical verification of smoking status with saliva cotinine test kits that will be mailed to participants.

Keywords

Smoking Heavy Episodic Drinking Tobacco Cigarettes Alcohol Cessation Intervention Young adults Internet Social media Ethanol Nicotine

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18–25

  • read English
  • between 18 and 25 years of age
  • indicate they use Facebook "most" (≥ 4) days per week
  • have smoked ≥100 cigarettes in their lives and currently smoke at least 1 cigarette per day on 4 or more days of the week
  • have had at least one heavy drinking episode (5+ for men, 4+ for women) in the past month.

You CAN'T join if...

  • do not read English
  • are not between 18 and 25 years of age
  • indicate they do not use Facebook "most" (≥ 4) days per week
  • have not smoked ≥100 cigarettes in their lives and currently smoke at least 1 cigarette per day on 4 or more days of the week
  • have not had at least one heavy drinking episode (5+ for men, 4+ for women) in the past month.

Location

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT03163303
Phase
Phase 4
Lead Scientist
Danielle E Ramo
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
July 1, 2017
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