Varenicline or Nicotine Patch in Promoting Smoking Cessation Among Current Smokers

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Status

Completed

Conditions

Tobacco Use Disorder

Treatments

Drug: varenicline
Drug: nicotine patch

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT01771627
I 221312
NCI-2012-02755 (Registry Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility

About

This pilot clinical trial studies varenicline or nicotine patch in promoting smoking cessation among current smokers. Varenicline or nicotine patch may help people stop smoking

Full description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine if mail delivery of 12 weeks of varenicline results in improved smoking cessation outcomes relative to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in 300 smokers. II. To determine if delivery of varenicline is cost-effective as compared to nicotine patch. OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. ARM I: Patients undergo general smoking cessation counseling and receive varenicline orally (PO) twice daily (QD) on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days for up to 12 weeks. ARM II: Patients undergo general smoking cessation counseling and receive nicotine patch continuously for 12 weeks. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 4 months.

Enrollment

300 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Cigarette smokers who call the New York State Smokers' Quitline requesting assistance with quitting smoking

  • State that they are under the care of a primary care physician

  • Are eligible for receipt of pharmacotherapy by mail using the standard NRT criteria

  • Speak English

  • Answer "no" to the following 3 questions:

    • "Have you ever been diagnosed with or treated for a mental health problem like major depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, or schizoaffective disorder?"
    • "Have you ever had serious thoughts of killing or hurting yourself, ever have any intention or plan to carry out these thoughts, or actually attempted to kill yourself?"
    • "Is there any reason that you cannot use varenicline/Chantix?"

Exclusion criteria

  • State that they are not under the care of a primary care physician
  • Are not eligible for receipt of pharmacotherapy by mail using the standard NRT criteria
  • Do not speak English
  • Answer "yes" to the question, "have you ever been diagnosed with or treated for a mental health problem like major depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, or schizoaffective disorder?"
  • Answer "yes" to the question, "have you ever had serious thoughts of killing or hurting yourself, ever have any intention or plan to carry out these thoughts, or actually attempted to kill yourself?"
  • Answer "yes" to the question, "is there any reason that you cannot use varenicline/Chantix?"
  • Are women who are currently pregnant
  • Report that they are unwilling to receive or take varenicline on screening

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

300 participants in 2 patient groups

Arm I (varenicline)
Experimental group
Description:
Patients undergo general smoking cessation counseling and receive varenicline PO QD on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days for up to 12 weeks.
Treatment:
Drug: varenicline
Arm II (nicotine patch)
Active Comparator group
Description:
Patients undergo general smoking cessation counseling and receive nicotine patch continuously for 12 weeks.
Treatment:
Drug: nicotine patch

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