What knowledge about health behavior change can be leveraged to design innovative and effective strategies for behavior change among the most vulnerable individuals?
Goal 3: Advance Translational Research
What barriers and facilitators modify the effectiveness of smoking cessation programs in patients with COPD?
What is the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of counseling plus nicotine replacement vs. counseling plus bupropion vs. counseling plus varenicline on smoking cessation rates, patient-reported outcomes (symptom frequency, activities of daily living, quality of life, sleep quality, exacerbations), and COPD and non-COPD morbidity/mortality?
a. Enhance our understanding of the behavioral issues that lead to smoking addiction
b. Explore effective behavioral and pharmacological and non-pharmacological mechanisms to reverse smoking addiction