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Smartphone App for Smoking Addiction

M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Targeting 3 different conditionsInternet-Based Intervention +1 moreN/AWaitlist AvailableLed by Jennifer A MinnixResearch Sponsored by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Study Summary

This trial is testing if smartphone apps can help people quit smoking.

Eligible Conditions
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Depression
  • Everyday Smoker

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes every day.
You have smoked cigarettes for at least one year.
You are experiencing or have experienced symptoms of depression, such as feeling sad or hopeless, in the recent past.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~up to 8 weeks from start of study
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and up to 8 weeks from start of study for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Evidence of improved mood in KickAsh and Breathe2Relax groups
Evidence of increased activity level in KickAsh and Breathe2Relax groups
+3 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Group II (Breathe2Relax smartphone mobile application)Experimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants receive Breathe2Relax smartphone mobile application designed to help improve mood and increase level of enjoyable activities over 8 weeks.
Group II: Group I (KickAsh smartphone mobile application)Experimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants receive KickAsh smartphone mobile application designed to help the learning of relaxation skills over 8 weeks.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
2,914 Previous Clinical Trials
1,773,728 Total Patients Enrolled
10 Trials studying Tobacco Use Disorder
4,421 Patients Enrolled for Tobacco Use Disorder
National Cancer Institute (NCI)NIH
13,486 Previous Clinical Trials
41,264,922 Total Patients Enrolled
91 Trials studying Tobacco Use Disorder
1,682,263 Patients Enrolled for Tobacco Use Disorder
Jennifer A MinnixPrincipal InvestigatorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1 Previous Clinical Trials
85 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Tobacco Use Disorder
85 Patients Enrolled for Tobacco Use Disorder

Media Library

Internet-Based Intervention Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03519451 — N/A
Tobacco Use Disorder Research Study Groups: Group I (KickAsh smartphone mobile application), Group II (Breathe2Relax smartphone mobile application)
Tobacco Use Disorder Clinical Trial 2023: Internet-Based Intervention Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03519451 — N/A
Internet-Based Intervention 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03519451 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Who are the ideal candidates for this clinical research study?

"This clinical trial is enrolling 24 patients diagnosed with depression, aged between 18 and 65. Criteria for enrolment include: being an MD Anderson patient, smoking at least one cigarette or e-cigarette per day in the past year, willingness to set a quit date within 30 days, no prior engagement in cessation treatment other than MDACC Tobacco Treatment Program; current/past elevated depressive symptoms (PHQ 2 = or > 1); English fluency; ownership of iOS device running version 9.0+ and regular app usage on it."

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Is the current research endeavor accepting participants who are over 30 years of age?

"To participate in this medical experiment, patients must be aged between 18 and 65 years."

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Is enrollment currently open for this experimental research?

"As per clinicaltrials.gov, this research is no longer seeking candidates since it has completed recruitment; the trial was initially posted on April 25th 2018 and a final update was published on September 22nd 2022. Nevertheless, there are 1244 other studies currently accepting volunteers across the country."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
M D Anderson Cancer Center
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
Did not meet criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I have tried patches, gum but does not work. I really want to quit and nothing else has worked.
PatientReceived no prior treatments
~4 spots leftby Dec 2024