July, 2015 to June, 2017

The efficacy of varenicline in achieving abstinence
among Hookah Smokers, A Two-Arm, Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial

The Hookah Trial was a clinical trial sponsored by the University of York and funded by GRAND 2014 Researcher Award. In Pakistan, Hookah continues as a common and traditional form of smoking tobacco. A range of behavioral and pharmacological therapies are available to support people in quitting cigarette smoking; however, little evidence exists for the efficacy of these therapies in achieving abstinence among hookah smokers. The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of varenicline when added to behavioral support for hookah smoking cessation, by measuring biochemically validated continuous abstinence in hookah smokers.

Funded Budget: $ 100,829.00
Donor: GRAND 2015 (Pfizer)
Fund Ref. No: WI194558
University of York, UK