COMPREHENSIVE CORPORATE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19128
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Helen F Roemhild
 (612) 636-5086
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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