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Enhancing Quit and Win Contests to Improve Smoking Cessation Among College Students

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Tobacco Use Cessation

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Trial Information

Enhancing Quit and Win Contests to Improve Smoking Cessation Among College Students

Participants will be randomized to 1 of 4 treatment groups with varying counseling
treatments and contest lengths. All participants receive a 2 week supply of nicotine
replacement therapy (NRT) and weekly support emails. Follow-up assessment surveys occur at
1, 3, 4 and 6 months post enrollment.

Participants who have completed the follow-up assessment surveys and self-reported that they
are tobacco-free will be asked to provide a urine sample in order to verify abstinence.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Enrolled full or part-time at one of the participating campuses

- Smoke at least 10 days per month

- Intending to be in school for the entire academic year (i.e., next 2 semesters)

- Willing to provide a baseline urine sample to verify smoking status

- Able to read English

- Access to working telephone for phone-based counseling and surveys

- Access to a computer with internet access

- Provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior to concurrent enrollment in this study through a different college campus or in
a different academic year

- those who have used a cessation aid within the last 7 days

- pregnant or planning to become pregnant in next 3 months

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Outcome Measure:

Efficacy of extended versus standard quit and win contests

Outcome Description:

The aim is to evaluate the separate and combined efficacy of increased dose of treatment and adding counseling to enhance smoking abstinence among college students

Outcome Time Frame:

6 Months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Janet L Thomas, Ph.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2010

Completion Date:

March 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Quit smoking
  • Quit & Win
  • Smoking



Masonic Cancer Center, University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota  55455