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Subjects Needed for Smoking Cessation Study

PITTSBURGH, December 13, 2006 — If you have resolved to stop smoking as the New Year approaches, the University of Pittsburgh can help. The University’s division of general internal medicine is recruiting smokers who want to quit for an eight-week smoking cessation study.

To be eligible, you must be over the age of 18, smoke at least 10 cigarettes per day, and be a literate, English-speaking adult who currently is not taking any medications for quitting smoking and will abstain from doing so for the duration of the study. The study will investigate the effects of two behavioral therapies intended to reduce cigarette cravings.

Participants will attend classes once a week for eight weeks at UPMC Montefiore, complete written questionnaires and undergo a neuroimaging session. Subjects who complete all assessments will be compensated up to $190.

Hilary Tindle, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, is the principal investigator of this study.

For more information on participating in this smoking cessation study, please call Mary Sale at 412-586-9638 or e-mail craving@pitt.edu.

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