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What is a Research Study?

A research study tests or evaluates treatments, such as new or current medications; behavior treatments; medical equipment; clinical therapies; or procedures or programs, to determine if they are safe and effective.

Why Should I Participate?

If you are looking for a way to stop smoking, participating in a research study may be right for you. People in research studies can receive new treatments before they reach the public. You may also help other smokers by contributing to research that could lead to new treatment options in the future.

Who Conducts Research Studies?

There are countless smoking cessation research studies going on around the world to help determine the best, most effective ways to help people stop smoking and stay quit. A number of the studies being run in the United States are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and carried out by researchers outside of NIH, usually at universities or medical schools.

Where Can I Learn More About Research Studies?

To learn more about smoking research studies currently recruiting around the world, visit the clinicaltrials.gov database.

Studies Currently Recruiting

motiv8 - Online Quit Smoking Program

Study Location: Online

We are testing an online quit smoking program called motiv8. In motiv8, we provide you with educational resources and a carbon monoxide meter to track your progress online. To help motivate you to quit for good, you will make a monetary deposit of any amount you choose. You will earn this deposit back as you reduce and quit smoking. This small "investment" in quitting may be just the motivation you need to commit to quit!

p>For more information, visit our website at:http://psych.ufl.edu/motiv8

A Mobile App for Tobacco Cessation Medication Adherence

Study Location: iPhone

We are developing a mobile health application (app) to help people take Chantix® to quit smoking. If you qualify, you will test the app for 4 weeks, and complete two surveys.

We are looking for people who are taking Chantix® and have an iPhone. If eligible, you will receive:

  • A free iPhone app to help you take Chantix to quit smoking successfully
  • A $50 Amazon Gift Card in compensation for your participation
  • Assurance that your information will be kept completely confidential

If you’re interested in participating, download the RxCoach app on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rxcoach/id615913150?mt=8, or search for “RxCoach”.

For more information, visit our website at: www.rxcoachapp.com.

Free Online Program for Pregnant Women Who Have Already Quit Smoking

Study Location: Online

StayQuitMoms is a special Web-based program for women who have already quit smoking for pregnancy and who want to stay smoke free after their baby is born. To participate in this NCI-funded research grant that is free, confidential, and easy to use, you will need to:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be in your third trimester of pregnancy
  • Have already quit smoking for pregnancy

StayQuitMoms will give you practical strategies that can help you on the path of staying quit for good!

For more information, visit our website www.stayquitmoms.com, or by email at stayquitmoms@ori.org.

Free Yale Research Study - Quit Smoking without Medication

Study Location: Online

Would you like to try a new program? Something that can give you on-the-go tools and continuous support, wherever you are, without patches or substitutes? The Craving to Quit project at Yale University studies the effectiveness of a new smartphone app and online community designed to help people quit smoking.

We are looking for people who want to quit smoking and own a smartphone. If eligible, you will receive:

  • A free 3-week program to quit smoking with your smartphone ($100 value)
  • Access to online community support to help you quit
  • Up to $40 additional compensation (up to $40 in an Amazon Gift Card) for completing four 20-minute surveys
  • Our infinite gratitude for contributing to research to help others like you quit smoking too!

For more information, visit our website, http://psychiatry.yale.edu/quitsmoking, or contact us at cravingtoquit@yale.edu.

New Treatment for Alcohol and Nicotine Dependence

Study Location: San Diego

We are looking for men and women who are motivated to quit or cut down on their smoking and drinking. You may be eligible to participate in our 18-week research trial. This study involves taking a study drug or placebo and attending weekly 1 hour visits.

http://www.pac-tarc.org/research-studies.html

Topiramate to Aid Smoking Cessation in Alcohol Dependent Men

Study Location: San Diego VA Hospital

We are looking for MEN in early recovery from alcohol dependence. You may be eligible to participate in our 36-week research trial. This study involves taking a study drug or placebo and weekly visits to the San Diego VA Hospital.

http://www.pac-tarc.org/research-studies.html

Nicotine Patch Study

Study Location: University of Vermont

The Nicotine Patch Study is conducted by the University of Vermont and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The study is designed to answer the following question: If a smoker tries to quit smoking using nicotine patches and then smokes one or more cigarettes, is it better to continue patch use or stop using the patches? In the study, eligible smokers will be assigned by chance to either continue or stop nicotine patch use if they smoke after a quit attempt. We will supply free nicotine patches and free telephone counseling to help smokers quit without smokers needing to leave their homes.

For more Information, call 877-437-6055 Or visit www.uvm.edu/hbpl/nps

Study participants may be randomly selected to complete two surveys and earn up to $40.

iQuit Smoking

Study location: University of Michigan

Looking for better ways to quit online? Join the iQuit Smoking Study. Everyone who joins will get a scientifically proven personalized stop smoking plan. You may also receive:

  • Free nicotine patches
  • Free phone support

Earn up to $40. Open to adult smokers in the United States who are planning to quit.

Study of Sexual Function and Smoking

Study Location: University of Geneva, Switzerland

The aim of this study is to better understand the links between smoking and sexual function in men and women, a topic that is not well documented. By participating in this study, you contribute to enhancing scientific knowledge on this topic. The questionnaire will take 15 minutes and can be interesting. This study is being conducted by the research team at Stop-tabac.ch, under the direction of Prof. Jean-François Etter at the University of Geneva.

Study of Electronic Cigarette Users

Study Location: University of Geneva, Switzerland

The aim of this study is to better understand who users of e-cigarettes are and how they use these products. By participating in this study, you contribute to enhancing scientific knowledge on this topic. The questionnaire will take 20 minutes and is being conducted by the research team at Stop-tabac.ch.

Tweet2Quit

Study location: University of California, Irvine

Looking to quit smoking but need help? Apply for Tweet2Quit today to join the study. In addition to receiving free nicotine patches, you will interact with other smokers who are trying to quit at the same time you are through social networking. This mobile peer support group may help motivate you to quit smoking on your quit date and stay quit.

This study is open to smokers ages 18 to 59 in the U.S. who are planning to quit smoking cigarettes, have a mobile phone with unlimited texting, use Facebook, and are open to tweeting or texting a quit smoking group daily.

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