A placebo-controlled trial to determine whether recent ex-smokers with COPD who successfully
stop smoking after taking varenicline are less likely to relapse back to smoking if they
continue using varenicline for a further 12 weeks
Behavioral: Behavioural support
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT02888444
Ages eligible for Study
18 Years and older
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Diagnosed with COPD (as per the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
[GOLD] criteria, namely: a characteristic clinical picture of dyspnea, cough or sputum, with a history of exposure to risk factors, plus a post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second / forced vital capacity FEV1/FVC ratio of <0.70)
Have stable COPD (i.e. no exacerbation, hospital admission, or use of antibiotics or prednisone in the past six weeks)
Can provide consent
Reside in the Auckland region of New Zealand
Eligible under New Zealand special authority to receive subsidised varenicline
Prepared to make a quit attempt with varenicline
Have access to a phone
A history of definite asthma and/or atopy
Contraindications to varenicline
Used varenicline in the past 12 months
A history of serious psychiatric illness or significant cognitive impairment
Major or uncontrolled co-morbidities (such as uncontrolled heart failure, infection or rapidly progressive condition)
A life expectancy of < 12 months
Are currently using another cessation medication (including e-cigarettes)
All locations for NCT02888444
New Zealand (1)
National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02888444. The sponsor of the trial is University of Auckland, New Zealand and it is looking for 8 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title: Smoking Relapse Prevention Among COPD Ex-smokers
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