SEATTLE, Wash and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 13, 2020 — Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced fourth quarter and year-end 2019 financial results and provided an update on the cytisinicline clinical development program.

Recent Highlights

  • Completed meeting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize the Phase 3 cytisinicline clinical development program
  • Presented new findings from the Phase 2b ORCA-1 trial evaluating cytisinicline in U.S. smokers at the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Annual Conference in March 2020
  • Established agreement with the FreeMind Group to assist in securing non-dilutive funding to evaluate cytisinicline in vapers and e-cigarette users
  • Closed underwritten public offering for gross proceeds of $13.8 million, before underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses

“With over 34 million smokers and nearly 11 million vape and e-cigarette users in the United States alone, the nicotine addiction epidemic continues to be a major public health crisis that Achieve is exclusively focused on addressing through the development of cytisinicline,” commented Rick Stewart