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COMPREHENSIVE CORPORATE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19128
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19128
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Worksite Wellness Programs Inc
2239 Bicentennial Ct New Brighton, MN 55112
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: COMPREHENSIVE CORPORATE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

SMOKING IS THE LEADING PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. IT IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF CANCER AND OTHER SERIOUS DISEASE, AND IS BY FAR THE LEADING CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER. THE STUDY WILL TEST A STATE-OF-THE-ART CORPORATE SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC SUPPLEMENTED BY EITHER ACTIVE OR PLACEBO NICOTINE REPLACEMENT (TRANSDERMAL NICOTINE SYSTEM). IT IS HYPOTHESIZED THAT ACTIVE NICOTINE REPLACEMENT WILL LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS AND TO IMPROVED ABSTINENCE. A MINIMUM OF 120 SUBJECTS FROM SIX COMPANIES WILL BE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO EITHER ACTIVE OR PLACEBO TRANSDERMAL PATCH. ALL SUBJECTS WILL ATTEND A 9 WEEK SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC FOLLOWED BY SEVERAL ASSESSMENT SESSIONS. WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOM AND SMOKING STATUS DATA WILL BE COLLECTED AT EACH SESSION. SELF-REPORTED ABSTINENCE WILL BE VALIDATED BY EXPIRED CARBON MONOXIDE AND SALIVA COTININE. TWELVE MONTH OUTCOME DATA WILL BE COLLECTED INDEPENDENTLY OF SBIR FUNDING. IF RESULTS ARE AS HYPOTHESIZED, A WIDELY DISSEMINABLE CORPORATE PROGRAM WILL HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME SYSTEMATICALLY INTEGRATES PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL INTERNVENTION. THIS WILL LEAD DIRECTLY TO PHASE II RESEARCH.

Principal Investigator:

Helen F Roemhild
6126365086

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Worksite Wellness Programs Inc
2239 Bicentennial Ct New Brighton, MN 55112

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No