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Title EVarQuit: Extended pre-quit varenicline to assist in quitting smoking
Description Varenicline (Chantix®) is the best quit smoking medication available, but even with varenicline more than half of people return to smoking within 6 months. The main purpose of this clinical research study is to definitively determine whether extended pre-quit varenicline makes it easier to quit and stay quit.

Participants will be in this research study for approximately 6 months, with active treatment for the first four months and a follow-up visit at 6 months

The research will be conducted at the University at Buffalo South Campus, Diefendorf Hall.

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Objective We aim to improve smoking cessation rates obtained with varenicline, the best quit smoking agent available, by a simple but theory-based manipulation: increasing the duration of pre-quit varenicline treatment from 1 to 4 weeks.

Keywords: Smoking, smoking cessation, addiction
Principal Investigator HAWK, LARRY
Age Group Adult
Drugs Involved
Status Open
Key Eligibility Ages 18-70
Smoking at least 10 cigarettes per day for the last 6 months
Moderately motivated to quit smoking
Disease Group Other; Substance Abuse/Addictions
Treatment Varenicline (Chantix)
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