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Clinical Trial 18232

Cancer Type: Healthy Subjects

Study Type: Prevention
Phase of Study: N/A

  • Thomas Brandon

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Study Title

Addressing Tobacco Health Disparities via Group Intervention


The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility and effects of an evidence-based smoking cessation program among adult smokers. The study will also examine individual differences in response to the intervention program. This study will compare the effects of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with the effects of general health education (GHE).


Purposes and aims: (1) Examine the effects of CBT for smoking cessation on perceived stress and depressive symptoms in a racially/ethnically diverse sample; (2) test the efficacy of CBT for eliminating smoking cessation disparities; and (3) Examine physiological distress as an underlying mechanism for the effects of CBT on racial/ethnic minority smokers (exploratory).

Inclusion Criteria

>>> Participants will be adult smokers recruited from Miami and Tampa, FL:

  • Self-identify as African American/Black, Hispanic (any race), or White non-Hispanic;
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes/day or carbon monoxide (CO) reading of at least 8 ppm;
  • Age ≥ 18 years; and
  • Speak/read English.

  • Exclusion Criteria


  • Contraindications for transdermal nicotine patch (TNP), including pregnant or breastfeeding, high blood pressure not controlled with medication, heart disease, and allergy or adverse reaction to nicotine patches;
  • Cognitive or mental health impairment that inhibits group treatment;
  • Currently being treated for smoking cessation, alcoholism, or illicit drug use; and
  • Unable to attend sessions.