SEATTLE, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 24, 2021 – 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, announced that three posters featuring data on smoker and e-cigarette user behavior will be presented today, Wednesday, February 24th at the SRNT Annual Meeting being held virtually. An overview of the data can be also accessed by visiting https://ir.achievelifesciences.com/srnt2021.

Poster Highlights

  • A Survey in the United States of Attitudes to Nicotine Cessation in Smokers: Smokers’ Satisfaction with Available Treatments” (PH-293): Results from a recent survey of 1,122 current and former smokers indicated the overall satisfaction and perceived efficacy of available cessation treatments was low. A majority of smokers who use prescription medications to quit smoking do not complete the 3-month course of therapy and concerns about side effects are reported as the key reason for non-compliance, or refusal to initiate treatment with Chantix® (varenicline) or bupropion.
  • “A Survey in the United States of Attitudes to Nicotine Cessation in Vapers: Reasons for Choosing to Vape” (PH-294) Survey results from 508 users of nicotine vape products showed that the primary reason to initiate e-cigarettes/vaping was to quit combustible cigarettes. While proven successful in the cohort of subjects who only utilize vape, dual users, those who vape but also continue to smoke, reported 2-times heavier nicotine use than their counterparts. These data suggest that dual users become more heavily addicted to nicotine due to vaping.
  • “A Survey in the United States of Attitudes to Nicotine Cessation in Vapers: Their Plans to Quit Vaping” (PH-295) Data from 508 users of nicotine vape products