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A prospective trial of varenicline and incentives for tobacco cessation in adults
Dr. Erin McClure
The purpose of this study is to better understand tobacco outcomes using a well-known stop smoking medication, varenicline (Chantix), and financial incentives with tobacco users. We are also interested in how cannabis/marijuana and tobacco interact during a tobacco quit attempt. All participants will receive tobacco cessation treatment (varenicline) for 12 weeks. This study will recruit adult tobacco users (ages 18-40) who are motivated to quit smoking cigarettes.
Second site location in Pickens, SC. FB link:
Feasibility and efficacy of a remote behavioral intervention for electronic cigarette use among youth
Youth Vaping Pilot
Dr. Erin McClure
This study is recruiting youth between the ages of 12 and 21 who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigs, vaping) and are interested in quitting. The purpose of this research study is to explore if youth vapers can quit using a smartphone application that delivers incentives. This study is completely remote (no in-person visits) with phone call visits and the use of a mobile app.
Clinical Outcomes of a Nationwide, Naturalistic E-Cig Trial
Dr. Matthew Carpenter
The purpose of this study is to measure changes in smoking behavior during and following sampling of an e-cigarette product. We are testing the effects of one specific e-cigarette (NJoy) on smoking behavior. Neither the tobacco industry nor any e-cigarette manufacturer provides support of any kind to this study. There is no requirement to quit smoking in this study. This study involves 7 phone calls and 4 study visits over 6 months of participation.
Targeting Foundational Memory Processes in Nicotine Addiction: A Translational Clinical Neuroscience Study of a Retrieval-Extinction
Behavioral Memory Modulation in Nicotine Addiction (BMM Study)
Dr. Michael Saladin
This study examines the use of smoking cues (pictures, videos and objects) to change a person’s interest in smoking. This treatment study does NOT involve the use of study medication. Participants will complete 12 clinic visits over the course of 6 months. Participants must be between 22-65 in order to participate.