SEATTLE, Wash and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 10, 2020 — 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 cytisinicline data will be featured in two presentations on Friday, September 18th, at the SRNT-E virtual conference.  Both presentations evaluate positive findings from studies comparing cytisinicline to varenicline (Chantix®).

  • “Cytisine’s Lower Potency at 5-HT3 Receptors May Explain its Lower Incidence of Nausea and Vomiting than Varenicline”, presented by Achieve’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Anthony Clarke, at 1:00PM CET.
  • “Is Cytisine At Least as Effective as Varenicline for Smoking Cessation? Findings from a Non-Inferiority Trial in Indigenous New Zealanders and their Extended Family”, presented by the RAUORA study Primary Investigator, Dr. Natalie Walker, at 4:15PM CET.

The presentations will be followed by a 30-minute live Q&A session with the authors and additional details can be found at http://ir.achievelifesciences.com/events-and-webcasts.

About Achieve and Cytisinicline
Tobacco use is currently the leading cause of preventable death and is responsible for more than eight million deaths annually worldwide[1]. It is estimated that 28.7% of cancer deaths in the U.S. are attributable to cigarette smoking[2]. Achieve’s focus is to address the global smoking health and nicotine addiction 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 r