Package Quantity (cigarillos) for Smoking

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Center for Interdisciplinary Research for Nicotine Addiction, Philadelphia, PASmokingPackage Quantity (cigarillos) - Other
21 - 65
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial looks at how different numbers of cigarillos in a pack affects how often they're smoked and how much exposure to nicotine and other harmful chemicals occurs.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Days 5 and 20

Day 20
Cigarillo Craving (Questionnaire on Smoking Urges [QSU])
Cigarillo Withdrawal (Withdrawal Symptom Checklist [WSC])
Daily Cigarillo Consumption
Day 20
Cigar Evaluation (Cigar Evaluation Scale [CES])
Sensory Measure (Sensory Questionnaire [SQ])
Smoking Topography
Subjective Cigarillo Ratings (Visual Analog Scale [VAS] of Cigarillo Characteristics)
Days 5 and 20
Total NNAL
Total Nicotine Equivalents

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

2 cigarillos per pack
1 of 2
4 cigarillos per pack
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

51 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Package Quantity (cigarillos) · No Placebo Group · N/A

2 cigarillos per pack
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Package Quantity (cigarillos) · Intervention Types: Other
4 cigarillos per pack
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Package Quantity (cigarillos) · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: days 5 and 20

Who is running the clinical trial?

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of PennsylvaniaLead Sponsor
359 Previous Clinical Trials
105,797 Total Patients Enrolled
4 Trials studying Smoking
550 Patients Enrolled for Smoking
Andrew StrasserLead Sponsor
2 Previous Clinical Trials
810 Total Patients Enrolled
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,154 Previous Clinical Trials
41,163,469 Total Patients Enrolled
59 Trials studying Smoking
54,441 Patients Enrolled for Smoking
National Institutes of Health (NIH)NIH
2,472 Previous Clinical Trials
24,591,747 Total Patients Enrolled
34 Trials studying Smoking
13,436 Patients Enrolled for Smoking
Andrew Strasser, Ph.D.5.08 ReviewsPrincipal Investigator - University of Pennsylvania
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital
Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
4 Previous Clinical Trials
1,196 Total Patients Enrolled
5Patient Review
He was very thorough and didn't rush me through the appointment.

Eligibility Criteria

Age 21 - 65 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Who else is applying?

How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a possibility of my participating in this research?

"This clinical trial is available to individuals aged 21-65 who have a history of smoking. A total of 85 participants are needed for this study's completion." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is the current enrollment window still open for this research project?

"Affirmative. The information hosted on demonstrates that this experiment, first published on March 5th 2020, is actively recruiting participants. Approximately 85 patients must be enrolled from 1 medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Does this trial have an upper age limit for participants?

"This research project is searching for participants aged between 21 and 65 inclusive." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the foremost aims of this clinical trial?

"This trial, which will be conducted from day 5 to 20, seeks to quantify Total Nicotine Equivalents. Secondary goals include assessing the Cigar Evaluation (CES) with an 11-item questionnaire evaluating taste and satisfaction; measuring cigarillo withdrawal severity through a Withdrawal Symptom Checklist with a one-week frame of reference (WSC); and gauging subjective ratings for each cigarillo smoked on a 14-item 100 mm Visual Analog Scale of cigarette characteristics." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many participants are affiliated with this clinical investigation?

"Affirmative. confirms that the trial, first published on March 5th 2020, is currently open to prospective participants. 85 individuals will be enrolled across a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.