Compensated Study For Cigarette Smokers
The UTHealth Center is looking for participants who are regular cigarette smokers to participate in a study examining novel therapies that can address smoking relapse
Not pregnant
Conducted in Houston, TX
Regular cigarette smokers
Compensation Provided
18 – 65 years old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Cigarette smoking is the number one preventable cause of death and morbidity in the US.

There are many approved therapies for smoking. However, most smokers do not respond to these medications and relapse.

Our research study aims to examine a new treatment that can address smoking relapse and reduce the effects of factors known to cause smoking relapse such as disrupted sleep, stress and anxiety.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our study aims to examine novel therapies that can address smoking relapse and reduce the effect of factors known to cause relapse.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

  • Regular cigarette smokers (at least 10 cigarettes/day)
  • 18 – 65 years of age
  • Not pregnant
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Our study involves:
  • Baseline Screening including physical exam and medical history
  • Smoking-Related Measures
  • Stress/Anxiety Related Measures
  • Sleep-Related Measures
  • 7 days of suvorexant (0 or 20 mg)
  • Relapse Risk Assessment
Our research study lasts eight days and two days of the study require trips to our clinic from about 10 AM to 3 or 4 PM.
Will I be paid for participating in this research study?
Compensation is provided to eligible participants.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in our research study.