A research study tests or evaluates treatments—such as new or current medications, behavior treatments, medical equipment, clinical therapies, procedures, or programs—to determine if they are safe and effective.
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.
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.
To learn more about smoking research studies currently recruiting around the world, visit the clinicaltrials.gov database.
Are you a current smoker who wants to quit? Do you own a smartphone? If yes, kickstart your quitting with a 2 week research study with Rice University. We are interested in how people experience and manage cravings. Your participation will come in three parts. First, you will meet with someone for our lab for a one hour Skype session where you will do a task looking at and thinking about smoking-related pictures. Second, you will complete brief (30 sec) surveys throughout the day via mobile phone for one week. And third, we will follow up at the end of 2 weeks to ask how you have been. Participants will be monetarily compensated for their time in the study. If you are interested or would like more information, please email us at Rice.TSCAN@gmail.com.
If you smoke cigarettes on some days (but not daily), and are interested in using a smoking cessation app to help you do so, you may be eligible to participate in our research study. We’ll provide smoking cessation support via our newly developed smartphone app and will compensate you for your time (up to $434). To set up a phone-screen call and get started with this study, please call 617-724-3129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our app currently is only available for Android smartphones.
Study Location: Baltimore, MD (Local Recruitment)
Quitting smoking is hard. Let us help you through it. If you are 18-60 years old and ready to quit smoking, we need you for a research study on nicotine dependence at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore. The study’s treatment plan is customized to your individual needs and includes free nicotine replacement combined with one-on-one counseling. This is a program that offers a research/treatment combination.
We want you to succeed. Call today to see if you qualify.
Study Location: In-person visits in the Los Angeles area
Are you ready to quit smoking? The Addictions Research Laboratory in the UCLA Department of Psychology is looking for smokers, between the ages of 21 and 65 who drink alcohol regularly, to participate in a research study. Participants will receive 14 weeks of FREE treatment with effective smoking cessation medication and will be asked to attend study visits at the UCLA campus in Westwood.
Study Location: In-person visits in the Chicago area
This research study offers two different forms of counseling, along with an FDA-approved medication or matched placebo, designed to help people who have experienced depressed mood or loss of interest to quit smoking.
As part of the study, participants receive eight sessions of free individual smoking cessation treatment delivered by trained therapists, along with 12 weeks of varenicline (Chantix) or placebo. Participants may earn up to $205 for completing all aspects of the study.
If you are interested in learning more about the study and seeing if you are eligible to participate, please call 1-877-236-7487, email our study team at email@example.com, or visit http://tinyurl.com/smoking-depression.
Study location: University of California, Irvine
Are you looking to quit smoking, but need help? Apply for the Tweet2Quit program today! You will receive a complimentary 8-week supply of nicotine patches & gum, as well as the opportunity to earn up to $60 by completing short surveys. Our program can help motivate you to quit smoking using the power of a peer-based support group, all from the convenience of your phone. This study is open to smokers aged 21 to 59 in the continental United States who plan to quit smoking. You must also have a mobile phone with unlimited texting, use some sort of social media regularly, and be willing to tweet with your quit smoking group daily. For further info please click: http://tweet2quit.merage.uci.edu/
Study location: Nationwide
Department of Psychiatry at Duke University is conducting a research study on how you take Chantix® (varenicline) medication to quit smoking. You will receive electronic pill bottles called “MEMS Cap” to use while you take your medication. You will need to have an Android or iOS smartphone. If you have recently started taking or planning to take Chantix® (varenicline) to quit smoking, then make the most of your quit attempt by joining the mSMART Smoking Study.
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