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Smoking Cessation clinical trials at UCSF
8 in progress, 2 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.

    San Francisco, California

  • 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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

    San Francisco, California

  • A Family-Focused Intervention for Asian American 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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • 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.

    Oakland, California

  • 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.

    San Francisco, California