The SMU Smoking Termination Enhancement Program is a research study and treatment plan led by Dr. Jasper Smits at Southern Methodist University. We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 65 who smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day and have been smokers for at least a year. Participants will receive free cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation as well as nicotine replacement patches. Participants are also randomized into either an exercise or wellness education group, to determine if these additional strategies improve the outcomes of standard smoking termination treatment.
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Dr. Jasper Smits, Researcher and Professor at Southern Methodist University, is the Principal Investigator of this research study. Our study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and we are sponsored by the City of Dallas.
As part of the smoking cessation program, everyone enrolled in the study receives standard care for smoking cessation, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches at no cost. In addition to this standard care, participants are randomly placed into either an exercise or a wellness education group.
We have groups of participants starting all the time who meet at many different times throughout the day.
We offer treatment at SMU Expressway Tower. (SMU BLVD/75)
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Participants enrolled in the study will all receive (FREE of charge):
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Nicotine replacement therapy (patches)
- An exercise or wellness education program
- Access to results of blood work, labs, and stress test at the North Texas Heart Center
- Compensation of up to $300
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
The first step to participating is to fill out our pre-screen survey so that we may determine if you would be a good fit for the study, then we will follow up with more information within 24 hours.