Current Research


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Researchers at the Center conduct studies examining a wide variety of issues related to smoking. Descriptions of the studies for which we are currently seeking participants can be found below. The Center offers two types of studies: quit studies and research studies. Quit studies are designed to help people quit smoking, using new types of treatments and therapies. Participants in these studies will be asked to quit smoking. Research studies are designed to further research, and participants in these studies do not have to quit smoking.

More information can be found at If you are interested in participating in one of the studies, please call: 888-525-DUKE (3853) or e-mail

Quit Smoking Studies

Combination Bupropion / Varenicline for Smoking Cessation in Male Smokers (Durham, Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem)

Mechanistic Evaluations of Pre-Cessation Therapies for Smoking Cessation (Durham & Raleigh, NC)

Research Studies (Quitting not Required)

Effects of Cigarette Mentholation on Brain Nicotine Accumulation During Smoking (Winston-Salem, NC)

Duke Employees Only

Live for Life Research Study for Tobacco Cessation