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Smoke-Free Living Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: January 28, 2009
Last updated: November 28, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

The goal of this study is to provide you with an effective treatment for reducing the physical and emotional stress that can occur during the early phase of being without cigarettes. It is our hope that this treatment will help you to stay smoke-free. You will receive counseling and a supply of Champix, a medication to help suppress the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

Purpose: To assess the effect of extended Integrated Voice Response (IVR) on smoking cessation after varenicline (Champix) and IVR treatment Hypothesis: There will be significant increase in participants who do not smoke at 1 year if extended IVR is used after 12 weeks of varenicline (Champix) and IVR treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Additional, Effective Methods to Stop Smoking
Behavioral: Extended IVR (integrated voice response technology)
Drug: Varenicline (Champix)
Behavioral: IVR treatment
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Smoking Cessation With Varenicline (Champix) and Integrated Voice Response Technology (IVR)

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-reported continuous abstinence of smoking and exhaled carbon monoxide levels less than 10 ppm as measured and recorded by the research nurse at weeks 12 and 52. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-reported date of smoking and number of cigarettes smoked from weeks 13 to 52. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Extended IVR (integrated voice response technology) vs. no extended IVR
Behavioral: Extended IVR (integrated voice response technology)
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Drug: Varenicline (Champix)
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Behavioral: IVR treatment
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Active Comparator: 2
Extended IVR (integrated voice response technology) vs. no extended IVR
Drug: Varenicline (Champix)
See detailed description
Behavioral: IVR treatment
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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Smoking 35 or more cigarettes per week or 5 or more cigarettes per day,
  • Smoking for at least 2 years, with no period of abstinence longer than 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Using any smoking cessation drugs or nicotine replacement drugs in the last 3 months,
  • Use of medication to treat depression or any psychiatric illness,
  • Impaired renal function,
  • Unstable medical condition,
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00832806

Canada, British Columbia
Healthy Heart Program, St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 1Y6
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Jiri Frohlich, MD University of British Columbia
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00832806     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H07 - 01287
Study First Received: January 28, 2009
Last Updated: November 28, 2011

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
Integrated Voice Response technology

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017