Effect of Banning Menthol Flavorant on Cigarette and E-Cigarette Use

Conditions:Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Consumers
Therapuetic Areas:Pulmonary / Respiratory Diseases
Age Range:18 - 64
Start Date:February 19, 2018
End Date:August 15, 2019
Contact:Michael Kotlyar, PharmD

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In this pilot study, menthol cigarette smokers will be randomized to one of three
experimental marketplaces: 1) a condition simulating a ban on menthol cigarettes but not
menthol e-cigarettes (condition A); 2) a condition simulating a ban on both menthol
cigarettes and menthol e-cigarettes (Condition B); and 3) a condition in which menthol is not
banned for either product (Condition C - the control condition). All conditions would have
medicinal nicotine available if subjects decide to quit tobacco products entirely. At visits
occurring every two weeks over a 6 week period, subjects will receive "credits" that they
could exchange for any product available in their randomized marketplace condition. Outcomes
include the amount of each tobacco product used.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Be between the ages of 18 and 64

- Purchase exclusively menthol cigarettes

- Not currently motivated to quit smoking

- Smoking a minimum number of cigarettes per day

Exclusion Criteria:

- Report a serious, unstable medical or psychiatric condition

- Use any medications that might interfere with measures to be studied (for example,
medications known to affect smoking)

- Have used any smoking cessation therapy during the past month

- Regularly use any form of tobacco other than cigarettes

- Are pregnant or breast feeding or planning to become pregnant or breast feed during
the study
We found this trial at
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Principal Investigator: Michael Kotlyar, PharmD
Minneapolis, MN
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