This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition tobacco smoking
Treatments yoga, education
Sponsor Oregon Health and Science University
Start date May 2014
End date May 2017
Trial size 39 participants
Trial identifier NCT02281942, 1R21DA035877-01A1


Low self-control has been associated with a number of unhealthy behaviors with low treatment success. Alternative non-pharmacological approaches have the potential for enhancing self-control. This pilot study will investigate if the practice of yoga and/or health and wellness education improve self-control in the context of nicotine addiction, and will set the stage for larger clinical trials using behavioral interventions to supplement or replace existing treatments and increase the rates of recovery from disorders in which low self-control is a susceptibility factor.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Sequential movements in coordination to the breath cycle followed by seated and supine postures to release muscle tension.
(Placebo Comparator)
A series of 30-minute recordings focused on different aspects of healthy living (e.g. diet, stress).

Primary Outcomes

Time (minutes) to first smoke after 12-hour abstinence
time frame: Assessed 1 week after visit 1 during a 2-hour abstinence reinforcement session

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - should smoke a minimum of 10 cigarettes/day - be fluent speaking and reading English - in good physical health - intend to quit smoking - capable of abstaining from smoking for 12-14 hours - should have easy daily access to a computer and/or other internet-enabled device Exclusion Criteria: - current alcohol or substance use disorder (except nicotine) - pregnancy - history of psychosis or bipolar disorder - current use of a behavioral or pharmacologic tobacco treatment - any untreated medical or psychiatric condition that might compromise their safety during participation in the study (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, BMI >35)

Additional Information

Official title Behavioral Interventions to Target Self-Control in Abstinent Nicotine Dependent Smokers
Principal investigator Laura Carim Todd, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Oregon Health and Science University.