SEATTLE, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2019 – – Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation, today announced that Rick Stewart, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at Oppenheimer’s 29th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York on Wednesday, March 20 at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time.
A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://ir.achievelifesciences.com/events-and-webcasts. A replay of the webcast will also be archived on Achieve’s website following the conference.
Tobacco use is currently the leading cause of preventable death and is responsible for nearly seven million deaths annually worldwide. It is estimated that 28.7% of cancer deaths in the U.S. are attributable to cigarette smoking.
Achieve’s focus is to address the global smoking health epidemic through the development and commercialization of cytisinicline. Cytisinicline is a plant-based alkaloid with a high binding affinity to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. It is believed to aid in smoking cessation by interacting with nicotine receptors in the brain by reducing the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms and by reducing the reward and satisfaction associated with smoking.
As an approved, branded product in Central and Eastern Europe for more than two decades, it is estimated that over 20 million people have used cytisinicline to help combat nicotine addiction.
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