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
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.
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.
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 Location: Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Legacy, Washington, D.C.
This study aims to understand how to harness the power of Facebook social networks to help people quit smoking. The UbiQUITous Facebook app is full of tools proven to help smokers quit, and makes it easy for friends and family to support you. You’ll have access to:
- A tool to help you set a quit date
- Quit guides full of information to make quitting easier
- Daily check-ins for personalized quitting advice and to keep you on track
- A Crave Button to hit when you need a major distraction from killer cravings
- Badges and daily opportunities to brag about your quitting success
- Support from your family and friends
This study is open to smokers ages 18 and over in the U.S. who have a Facebook account.
Study participants may be randomly selected to complete two surveys and earn up to $40.
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 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 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.
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.