Last updated on February 2018

Project 1 Study 2: Extended Exposure to Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Childbearing Age Women

Brief description of study

This study will examine extended exposure to cigarettes varying in nicotine content among disadvantaged women. Disadvantaged women are at increased risk for smoking, nicotine dependence, and using high nicotine yield cigarettes and are also at significantly increased risk for smoking-related adverse health consequences, including cervical cancer, thrombosis related to hormone-based contraception, infertility, and early menopause. Studies testing an innovative regulatory strategy of reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes to a non-addictive level have shown promising beneficial effects (decreased smoking rate, reduced toxicant exposure, and increased cessation) in the general population of smokers. However, these studies have uniformly excluded vulnerable populations like disadvantaged worn who may respond differently considering their greater vulnerability to smoking and nicotine dependence. Thus, little is known scientifically about how this highly vulnerable subgroup of smokers might respond to a nicotine reduction policy. This project is designed to address that substantial knowledge gap.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02250534

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