Research Study
Seeking Smokers
Do you smoke cigarettes regularly? If so, join a research study at the Medical University of South Carolina! Eligible participants can receive up to $200!
Compensation Provided
40-60 Years Old
Smoke Regularly
Fast Facts
Visits Conducted in Charleston, SC
Study Background
Medical University of South Carolina researchers need smokers to help further research.

Our research focuses on levels of iron in the brain. There is some evidence that stimulant use increases iron levels, but so far no research has been done to investigate the effects of cocaine.

Our researchers want to compare levels of brain iron in people who use cocaine with levels in people who don’t use cocaine, but do smoke cigarettes.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of this study is to see how cocaine use affects levels of iron in the brain. Individuals who smoke cigarettes and DO NOT use cocaine are needed for a comparison group.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:
  • 40-60 years old
  • Regular cigarette smoker
  • Abstain from illegal drug use
What will happen if I participate in the study?
You will attend one virtual visit and one clinic visit where you will have an MRI scan. Visits are in Charleston, SC.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $200 for your participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in our research study.