Research Studies

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Quit at Duke partners with the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation to offer research opportunities to people who smoke from the Durham-Raleigh area. If you are looking for a way to stop smoking, or even just reduce your smoking participating in a research study may be right for you. Help us assist you and other smokers by contributing to research that could lead to new treatment options in the future.

You may be eligible for a research study if you are over 18 years of age and currently smoke cigarettes. As part of research participation, you will be compensated for time, and all study medications and materials are provided free of cost.

Why participate in research?

By choosing to participate in research studies you can play an active role in your own health care. You will be the first to have access to new treatments before they become publicly available; help us advance science and help others.

What is it like to participate in research?

At the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation, each study begins with a screening visit. At this visit, you will be asked to sign a consent form which contains all the information you need to know about the study. You will also be asked to complete surveys and questionnaires, and you will undergo a physical exam. The goal of this first visit is to determine if it is safe for you to participate in the study.

If the study is a good fit for you, we will schedule you for follow-up visits and check in with you by phone.

ENDS Switch Research Study

Would you like to satisfy your nicotine cravings and use fewer cigarettes? The purpose of this 12-week research study is to investigate whether using electronic cigarettes and Nicotine Patches can help people like you switch from smoking regular burning cigarettes! Cigarette smokers who are eligible to participate will receive all study-related care and study materials at no cost and you are paid for your time. If you are interested please call, 919.668.5055 or visit ENDS Switch Research Study. We look forward to helping you reduce your need to smoke!