Behavioral Activation for Smoking Cessation and the Prevention of Post-Cessation Weight Gain

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Study Overview

The purpose of this research study is to better understand (1) why people gain weight when they quit smoking and (2) whether certain types of smoking cessation (i.e. quit smoking) counseling combined with the nicotine patch help people quit smoking and gain less weight. Eligible participants will receive nicotine patches and quit smoking counseling at no cost. Participants will be compensated for time and travel.

Study Description

Once your final eligibility has been confirmed, your participation in this study will last approximately 30 weeks (~8 months). This study includes up to 13 in-person visits (University City, Philadelphia), 8 smoking cessation counseling sessions, 8 weeks of nicotine patch, and three 24-hour dietary recall assessments over the telephone or in person at 5 separate time points (a total of 15 assessments). During each 24-hour dietary recall, a member of the research team will contact you over the telephone during a predetermined time window to discuss your eating and drinking from the day before.  Each dietary recall assessment will take about 30-60 minutes. 

Additional Information:

Please call 215-746-7163 or visit to see if you are eligible for this quit smoking research study.

  • Study Identifier: 825425

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