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CENTURY Research Projects

Smoking Cessation for Smokers With Sleep Problems

This is a pilot research study examining two types of behavioral counseling along with the nicotine patch for smoking cessation. The study is designed to find out whether one of these counseling interventions is more effective for smoking cessation among individuals with sleep problems.

Mindfulness Training for Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of mindfulness training (MT) compared to standard Smoking Cessation Therapy (SCT) on smoking cessation and stress provocation in individuals trying to quit smoking.

Internet-Administered Smoking Cessation Treatment for Overweight and Obese Smokers

This project will be a randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of an internet-administered smoking cessation treatment for overweight and obese smokers. Research on internet-administered behavioral treatments for smoking cessation has found that compared to control treatments (e.g., self-help materials), cessation rates in internet-administered treatments are significantly higher.

A Smoking Cessation Treatment for Adult Women

The purpose of this study is to develop and pilot test a smoking cessation counseling that focuses on the perceived risks of quitting smoking (e.g., weight gain, managing cravings and negative affect, loss of enjoyment).

Concurrent Alcohol and Smoking Treatment: Effects on Alcohol Relapse Risk

The majority of individuals with alcohol problems remain current smokers, and the negative health consequences of smoking among these individuals are substantial. This study will investigate the impact of smoking cessation interventions initiated during intensive alcohol treatment on processes reflecting risk of alcohol relapse.

Enhancing a High School Based Smoking Cessation Program

The purpose of this study is to examine the the efficacy of adjunctive nicotine replacement therapy when used in combination with the contingency management (CM) + cognitive behavioral therapy intervention. Subjects will be randomly assigned to receive either a nicotine transdermal patch or a placebo patch as well as being randomly assigned to receive either CM or no CM; all subjects will receive cognitive behavioral therapy.