What is the purpose of this trial?
This study is designed to measure the dopamine response to smoking cigarettes while on a nicotine patch or placebo patch. Volunteers will wear either the nicotine patch or placebo patch for one week followed by a PET scan where they will be asked to smoke in the camera. Volunteers will return to their normal smoking habits and repeat the nicotine/placebo patches and scan approximately one week later.
Ages: 18 - 55 years
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Start Date: 07/24/2015
End Date: 06/01/2020
Last Updated: 06/22/2018
Study HIC#: 1505015939