The primary aim of this pilot investigation is to develop and evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of a novel tobacco dependence intervention that includes a component to eliminate binge drinking. This study will also estimate the magnitude of the effect of the novel intervention on the cigarette smoking behavior of young adult college student smokers.
(1) Aged 18-25 years. (2) Enrolled as a student at a two or four year technical or non-technical college or university. (3) Smoked > 10 or more cigarettes per day during the past 6 months. (4) Binge drank on > 2 occasions per month during the past 3 months. Binge drinking is defined as consumption of > 5 standardized alcoholic drinks in a row for males or > 4 drinks in a row for females. (5) Able to participate fully in all aspects of the intervention and keep all scheduled appointments. (6) Willing to participate in 6 months of follow-up. (7) Willing to stop smoking and use nicotine patch therapy. (8) Willing to refrain from participating in additional smoking interventions for the duration of the study. (9) Provide written informed consent. (10) General good health as determined by screening physician or registered nurse.
(1) Current (past 90 days) alcohol dependence as assessed by the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders, Alcohol Dependence Module. (2) Current (past 12 months) non-nicotine or alcohol drug dependence as assessed by a Drug Abuse Screening Test-20 score of > 6. (3) Current elevation of depressive symptoms (past 2 weeks) that would be indicative of clinical depression as assessed by a Beck Depression Inventory-II score of > 20. (4) Current use (past 30 days) of nicotine containing medication or tobacco products other than cigarettes. (5) Current use (past 30 days) of any other smoking cessation treatment involving behavioral or pharmacological interventions. (6) Any medical condition that would preclude use of the nicotine patch including current unstable angina, recent history (past 30 days) of myocardial infarction or stroke, history of severe skin allergies, or evidence of severe chronic dermatosis.
(7) Currently pregnant or breast feeding, or likely to become pregnant during the nicotine patch phase.
Last updated: 05/16/2012
NCT ID: NCT00218452