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Nicotine Delivery Systems

Information source: Department of Veterans Affairs
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on October 19, 2009
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Smoking

Intervention: Nicotine gum - 2 mg and 4 mg (Drug); Nicotine lozenges - 2 mg and 4 mg (Drug); inhaler (10 mg yielding 4 mg) (Drug); Computer learning (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Department of Veterans Affairs

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Nina Schneider, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West LA

Overall contact:
Nina Schneider, PhD, Phone: (310) 478-3711, Ext: 44318, Email: nina.schneider@va.gov


The purpose of this study is to determine whether sampling nicotine replacement treatments (NRTs) is superior to learning about them by computer. Testing also covers preferences among the treatments. Subjects will be veterans who smoke.

Hypothesis: Direct experience ("sampling") of NRTs will increase knowledge about NRTs, motivation/confidence, use of NRTs and quit attempts in contrast to learning about NRTs by computer.

Clinical Details

Official title: Nicotine Delivery Systems: Research and Treatment

Study design: Other, Randomized, Open Label, Uncontrolled, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study

Primary outcome: Quit attempts, use of NRTs, preference


Minimum age: 21 Years. Maximum age: 65 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

Must be enrolled veteran who smokes.

Exclusion Criteria:

Any event or condition that could be exacerbated by the local effects of nicotine treatments (e. g., throat or stomach problems; any kind of wheezing from a condition or medication); other criteria as determined by PI and study physicians; reactions to menthol (inhaler) or to aspartame (lozenge)

Locations and Contacts

Nina Schneider, PhD, Phone: (310) 478-3711, Ext: 44318, Email: nina.schneider@va.gov

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West LA, West Los Angeles, California 90073, United States; Recruiting
Nina Schneider, PhD, Phone: 310-478-3711, Ext: 44318, Email: nina.schneider@va.gov
Nina Schneider, PhD, Principal Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2007
Ending date: December 2011
Last updated: September 4, 2009

Page last updated: October 19, 2009

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