Want to Quit Smoking?
Join Our Research Study
University at Buffalo is partnering with individuals who currently smoke and struggle with their mental health to participate in a research study.

Research Conducted in Buffalo, NY
Compensation Provided
receiving Treatment for Mental Illness
Desire to quit smoking
18 Years and Older
Fast Facts

About Our Research Study
University at Buffalo is evaluating the ways to increase accessibility to behavioral health for all, and improve their quality of life through innovative research.
Smoking tobacco shortens the lifespan of adults struggling with mental illness by 25 years and contributes to $317 billion in expenditures in healthcare. Determining whether it is possible to deliver more effective and wider-reaching smoking interventions for individuals who struggle with mental illness is a high priority for our research team.

We are comparing two approaches to help people with mental illness(es) who want to quit smoking. Our study will test the effectiveness of an app in combination with nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches and gum).
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
We are comparing two approaches to help people with mental illness who would like to quit smoking.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • You want to quit smoking cigarettes
  • You are you currently receiving treatment for schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, or recurring major depressive disorder
  • You are over the age of 18
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Our research study consists of:

  • 5 online (zoom) visits over 6 months
  • Picking a quit date
  • Using a smartphone app or receiving brief smoking cessation advice
  • Receiving nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum to help you quit smoking

Our study is mostly remote and only requires two in-person visits at most.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated for your participation in this research study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There will be no charge to you for to participate in this research program.