CLINICAL TRIAL

menthol ban in cigarettes only for Tobacco Smoking Behavior

Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · New Haven, CT

Potential Impact of Menthol Ban in Cigarettes and E-cigarettes

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About the trial for Tobacco Smoking Behavior

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Menthol Ban In Cigarettes Only is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Experimental Group 1
menthol ban in cigarettes only
BEHAVIORAL
Experimental Group 2
total menthol ban
BEHAVIORAL

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Provision of signed and dated informed consent form
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Able to read English
Currently smoking cigarettes
Past experience and willing to use e-cigarettes
In good general health
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Week 12
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Week 12
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Week 12.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether menthol ban in cigarettes only will improve 1 primary outcome, 4 secondary outcomes, and 2 other outcomes in patients with Tobacco Smoking Behavior. Measurement will happen over the course of From Week 0 to week 8.

Average number of cigarettes smoked per day in the past week to evaluate changes in smoking behavior
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Participants will report the total number of cigarettes consumed each day using the well-validated timeline follow-back (TLFB) interview methods to assess change.
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Changes in nicotine dependence using the Nicotine Dependence for Daily Smokers Scale
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Changes in nicotine dependence will be measured using the Nicotine Dependence for Daily Smokers Scale from the NIH Patient Reported Outcome Measure Information System (PROMIS) bank. Scores are averaged across 4 items, min=1, max=5. Higher scores indicate greater nicotine dependence.
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Percent days smoke-free
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Participants will report the number of smoke free days over the 8 week study period. Percent days smoke-free will be determined using the TLFB interview methods.
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Percent days of e-cigarette use
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Participants will report the number of days using the e-cigarette over the 8 week study period using the TLFB interview
FROM WEEK 0 TO WEEK 8
Quit intentions using the Stages of Change Assessment
WEEK 0 AND WEEK 8
Participants will report their plans to quit smoking in the next 30 days based on Stages of Change Assessment, on a scale from 0 (I have absolutely no intention of quitting smoking) to 10 (I have made a firm decision to quit in the next 30 days). Higher scores indicate the more intention to quit.
WEEK 0 AND WEEK 8
Change in Quitting motivation and confidence
WEEK 0 AND WEEK 8
Quitting motivation and confidence will be assessed using the PhenX Toolkit using the items "How motivated are you to quit smoking?" and "How confident are you that you could quit smoking if you tried?" rated from 1 (not at all) to 10 (extremely).
WEEK 0 AND WEEK 8
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Patient Q & A Section

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

What are the signs of tobacco smoking behavior?

The signs of tobacco smoking behavior are varied and have an impact on lifestyle. An estimated 10% of the population may have smoke-related illness on a regular basis. There are various forms and manifestations of tobacco smoking behavior. Therefore, it is appropriate to create a more accurate picture of tobacco smoking behavior.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes tobacco smoking behavior?

The associations between cigarette smoking and substance abuse were related to social status: those with lower self-efficacy for avoiding substance abuse were more likely to start smoking while they were abusing. Prevention programs focused on social class may hold greater promise as they reflect the social context in which individuals initiate substance abuse and then begin smoking. This finding is compatible with the current tobacco harm reduction strategy directed at reducing the risk of tobacco use through providing smokers access to a wide range of cessation-related help.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can tobacco smoking behavior be cured?

The majority of smokers (77%) reported that they would be willing to quit if given all the possible assistance on quitting. A few reported intention to quit but then reported no motivation (4%).

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for tobacco smoking behavior?

A single-session CBT was effective in reducing the number of cigarettes smoked by one-third during the month following treatment. However, the treatment group did not show a sustained change in smoking behavior 2 months after treatment.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is tobacco smoking behavior?

The data indicate that the proportion of high-risk tobacco smokers in this sample can be described as having an 'acquired smoking propensity'. Such 'acquired' propensity is a feature that has been shown to be related to the severity of the problem, the degree of addiction and the level of motivation to smoke. Future researchers should therefore consider incorporating a measure or questionnaire of 'acquired' propensity into their research on tobacco use and risk.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get tobacco smoking behavior a year in the United States?

The tobacco smoking rate in the United States has not declined in the past decade. Efforts are warranted to decrease tobacco smoking and this should also extend to pregnant women to avoid potential adverse effects on their children in the future.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Have there been any new discoveries for treating tobacco smoking behavior?

At the time of writing this article, there was no new information to help treat smoking behavior and no new pharmaceuticals were available. The only thing physicians can offer to smokers who have a health concern related to smoking is to persuade them to stop.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What does total menthol ban usually treat?

Results from a recent paper of this study suggest that there are minimal benefits associated with the consumption of mentholed cigarettes. Menthol is an approved flavor in the United States, and may have a negligible effect on a substantial number of menthol smokers. Menthol smokers may be more likely to underestimate the adverse effects of such bans on cigarette consumption than non‑menthol smokers.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for tobacco smoking behavior?

In the last 10 years it seemed as if the number of tobacco smoke-tipped cigarettes was constantly increasing. In some parts, such as the Netherlands, this has the result that a large proportion of current smokers could now be classified as 'old' smokers. This will have an influence on the health of the population.

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What is the average age someone gets tobacco smoking behavior?

The average age of initiation of tobacco smoking is at about the age that is typically seen among high-risk youth. This finding has important implications for the design of tobacco control efforts. It suggests that tobacco control efforts could be improved by targeting youth at high risk.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Who should consider clinical trials for tobacco smoking behavior?

While it is clear that smokers may benefit from a clinical trial, many smokers do not consider clinical trials for smoking cessation an appropriate use of scarce clinical research dollars. This may explain why few trials address smoking cessation, and this needs attention by all clinical investigators and clinicians who see smokers.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does tobacco smoking behavior run in families?

The current results provide evidence and support a genetic basis for a major component of one of the major public health issues of our time. This reinforces the need for population-based studies of genetic factors that contribute to complex behaviors such as tobacco smoking and obesity that appear to be under strong genetic influence.

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