Smoker looking to quit? Join Our Study!
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are recruiting participants for a paid research study evaluating a new smoking intervention.
Compensation is Provided
25-65 Years of Age
smoke regularly
Looking to Quit Smoking
Fast Facts
Study Background
Do you smoke cigarettes? Do you want to quit smoking and seek intervention? We want to help.

Our researchers want to find better treatments for those looking to quit smoking. Our study aims to understand how a new behavioral therapy can reduce the urge to smoke cigarettes. Our study has a total of 12 visits and will last about six months.

If you smoke regularly and want to cut down or quit, you may be eligible for this study. Participation is confidential.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of this study is to see if a new behavioral therapy might help to reduce urges to smoke and responses to smoking cues (e.g., seeing a pack of cigarettes) in men and women who smoke.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • 25-65 years of age
  • Currently smoking regularly
  • Interested in quitting cigarette use
  • Not using smokeless tobacco (or using a vape/e-cigarette once a month or less)
  • Willing to stop any current treatment for nicotine addiction
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Eligible participants are required to attend 12 study visits at the research site located at MUSC over a 6-month period. All appointments are located in downtown Charleston at 30 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29425.

Study visits include:
  • Initial in-person detailed assessment that will take approximately 1 ½ hours to complete.
  • Four back-to-back lab sessions over four days. Each of these appointments will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
  • Six follow-up visits that will take approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete.

*Several of these visits will require you to abstain from smoking, using recreational drugs, and drinking alcohol*

Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $1,140 for your participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in our research study, however study participants must coordinate their own transportation.