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Smoking Cessation and Weight Gain (A Quit Smoking Research Study)

Attention cigarette smokers: Are you interested in quitting smoking?

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking smokers between the ages of 18 and 65 to participate in a research study exploring why people gain weight when they quit smoking. Eligible participants will receive nicotine patches and quit smoking counseling at no cost.  Participants will be compensated for time and travel. 

Please call 215-746-7163 or visit SmokingandWeightGain.com to see if you are eligible for this quit smoking research study

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Marlboro Smoking Study *Non-menthol Marlboro Smokers Needed*

Non-menthol Marlboro Smokers Needed!

The University of Pennsylvania's Tobacco Use Research Center is recruiting smokers of at least 5 non-menthol Marlboro cigarettes a day between the ages of 21-60 for a research study. 

Eligible participants will complete 11 in-person sessions over 8 weeks and receive study cigarettes for 45 days at no cost. Most sessions will take about 1.5-2 hours to complete. Sessions will be scheduled Monday through Friday during business hours (8am-6pm) only.  Participants will be compensated for their time and effort at the end of each session.

This is not a quit smoking program. 

For more information and to see if you are eligible, call 215-746-5786 or SUBMIT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ONLINE.

It may take a few days to return your call due to the volume of interest. Thanks for your patience! 

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Investigating Ramelteon’s Effects on Smoking Abstinence (Quit Smoking Study)

Attention cigarette smokers!

Are you interested in quitting smoking, but need some help along the way?

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking volunteers, between the ages of 18 and 65, to test the effects of an investigational medication (ramelteon) on smoking behavior. During this study, you will have two practice quit attempts.

Eligible participants will receive compensation for time and travel. Please call 215-746-8560 or go to phillyquitnow.com to see if you are eligible for this research study.

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Investigating Galantamine’s Effects on Smoking Abstinence (Quit Smoking Study)

Attention cigarette smokers!

Are you interested in quitting smoking, but need some help along the way?

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking volunteers, between the ages of 18 and 60, to test the effects of an investigational medication (galantamine) on smoking behavior. During this study, you will have a practice quit attempt. You will then have the opportunity to participate in a free smoking cessation program in our center.

Eligible participants will receive compensation for time and travel. Please call 215-746-8431 or go to phillyquitnow.com to see if you are eligible for this research study.

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Investigating Metformin’s Effects on Smoking Abstinence (NON-QUIT Smoking Study, HIV+)

Do you have HIV? Are you a smoker?

Would you like to participate in research?

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking smokers, between the ages of 18 and 65, to test the effects of an investigational medication (metformin) on smoking behavior. Eligible participants will complete 6 study visits over a period of one month.

Eligible participants will receive compensation for time and travel. Please call 215-746-8560 to see if you are eligible for this research study.

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Understanding the Role of Cognitive Dysfunction in the Treatment of Nicotine Dependence (Quit Smoking Study)

This program is designed to help individuals quit smoking and involves the use of nicotine patches (brand name Nicoderm CQ) and behavioral counseling. First, you will attend two sessions during which you will complete several computer games that assess memory and attention. Then, you will receive professional behavioral counseling for quitting smoking and 8 weeks of treatment with nicotine patches.

Eligible participants will receive compensation for time and travel. Please call 215-573-1785 or go to RISEstudy.com to see if you are eligible for this research study.

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