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Assessment of a Teachable Moment for Smoking Cessation

18 Years
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Nicotine Dependence

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Trial Information

Assessment of a Teachable Moment for Smoking Cessation

Inclusion Criteria:

1. A relative (i.e., sibling, parent, child, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin) or spouse
of a newly-diagnosed lung or head and neck cancer patient or orthopedic patient
(e.g., arthritis, bone and joint infection, foot and ankle conditions, hand, wrist,
and elbow conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder and elbow conditions,
such as rotator cuff injury, and knee conditions, such as ligament damage repair);

2. A regular smoker (i.e., smoke 10 cigarettes/day on average);

3. Able to use NRT (see contraindications under Key Exclusion Criteria);

4. Age 18 or older (to use NRT); and

5. Living within ~50 miles of PENN (to allow for meetings at PENN).

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Cannot communicate in English;

2. Have current alcohol abuse/dependence;

3. Are or have been diagnosed with cancer, asthma, HIV, emphysema, or COPD;

4. Have a current medical problem for which NRT is contraindicated such as uncontrolled
hypertension (> 150 over 90), unstable angina, heart attack or stroke within the past
6 months, and liver and/or kidney failure in the last 6-months;

5. Currently use monoamine oxidase inhibitors or benzodiazepines, anti-psychotics, and
antidepressants, including bupropion;

6. Are allergic to adhesive tape or latex, and

7. Are a female who is pregnant or nursing.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

accrual rate

Outcome Time Frame:

one week

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Robert A Schnoll, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pennsylvania


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2007

Completion Date:

February 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Nicotine Dependence
  • smoking
  • teachable moment
  • cancer
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Smoking



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