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Illuminating the neurocognitive contributors to nicotine addiction and relapse among adults with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This study aims to better understand how mood, thinking and brain processes change when cigarette smokers stop smoking, and use this information to find out why adults with ADHD are at a higher risk for smoking relapse during quit attempts.
Alexander Weigard at asw5097@psu.edu or 7173816873
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Must be a regular cigarette smoker, ages 18-45
Must be right handed
Must have no contraindications to MRI examinations
Must be willing to go without smoking for 12 hours (overnight)
Exclusion Criteria:
Failure to meet any inclusion criteria
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State College, PA

Randomized Controlled Trial Methods for Novel Tobacco Products Evaluation

This study will start a systematic evaluation of a novel and increasingly popular tobacco product, electronic cigarettes (ECIG). Despite their popularity, little robust evidence is available regarding ECIG safety or effectiveness. Instead, assertions are made that ECIGSs likely will reduce tobacco toxicant exposure, probably produce no adverse events, and therefore may lessen the risk of tobacco-caused disease by reducing cigarette use. In fact, the data addressing how long-term ECIG use influences toxicant exposure, user health, and concurrent cigarettes smoking are very limited. However, each of these issues can be addresses empirically using an RCT. This project’s goal is to demonstrate how RCT methods can be used to evaluate MRTPs generally and ECIGs particularly.
Robinn Moyer at rmoyer3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4176
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18 year(s) or older
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Age 21-65
Smoke >9 cigarettes per day for at least 1 year
Interested in reducing cigarette consumption
Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant and/or nursing women
Use of any non-cigarette nicotine delivery product (pipe, cigar, dip, chew, snus, hookah, ECIGs, strips, sticks) in the past 7 days
Known allergy to propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin
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Hershey, PA

Pharmacokinetics of Spectrum research cigarettes with reduced nicotine content

This is an in-laboratory research study that will examine psychological and physiological responses to reduced nicotine cigarettes.
Helen Kamens at hmk123@psu.edu or 814-867-5301
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18 year(s) or older
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18+ years of age
Smoke 10+ cigarettes per day
Smoke for at least 6 months
Have an expired CO >= 10 ppm on an afternoon screening visit
Exclusion Criteria:
Report use of tobacco products other than traditional cigarettes
Report use of menthol cigarettes
Current use of tobacco treatment medication or nicotine replacement products
Currently taking antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or anxiolytic medications
A history of anemia or low hemoglobin levels measured on an afternoon screening visit
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State College, PA

Examining responses to rewards in the laboratory and during daily life in individuals who smoke cigarettes

The goal of this study is to learn more about how people who smoke cigarettes respond to rewards, such as winning money, under different conditions. The study uses a method called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, which is a research method for measuring activity in the brain. In this study, we are using fMRI to measure how brain activity changes in people who smoke when they receive rewards. The fMRI measures are collected during two separate visits. Participants are also asked to fill out questionnaires and complete computer tasks while in the lab. In total, participants are required to visit the research lab on the University Park campus a total of five times. In addition, the study involves measuring thoughts and behaviors in people who smoke in real life by asking them to fill out surveys on a smartphone. Participants are asked to carry a smartphone for a total of 10 days and answer several surveys throughout each day. In order to be eligible for the study, individuals must be between 18 and 55 years old and you must smoke on a daily basis.
Julian Peck at jnp5021@psu.edu or 8148672333
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18 year(s) or older
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18-55 years of age
Right Handed
Smokes cigarettes
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under 18 years of age or over 55 years of age
Left Handed
non-smokers
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Altoona, PA
State College, PA

Traditional and Electronic Waterpipe Use

We will compare the effects of traditional waterpipe and electronic waterpipe smoking. The research will be conducted over two days, one day to smoke each waterpipe. The research will collect data on 36 young adults, age 18-24. The research will examine differences in smoking behaviors and physiological effects of traditional and electronic smoking. After smoking each device, opinions of each device and the likelihood of using each device in the future will be collected.
Andrea Stroup at ams5818@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Smoked hookah/waterpipe in the past year
Have ever used an electronic smoking device (e.g., e-cigarettes)
Aged 18-24
Exclusion Criteria:
Have an illness that may be adversely affected by smoking (e.g., thyroid, lung, heart, and kidney problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma)
Are pregnant and/or breastfeeding
Have psychological or medical problems that could interfere with attending or completing the two experimental sessions
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Reward function as a mechanism linking personality and intermittent smoking

The goal of this study is to learn more about how people who smoke cigarettes respond to rewards, such as winning money. The study uses a method called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, which is a research method for measuring activity in the brain. In this study, we are using fMRI to measure how brain activity changes in people who smoke when they receive rewards. Participants are also asked to fill out questionnaires and complete computer tasks while in the lab. The study requires one visit to the lab that lasts approximately three hours. In order to be eligible for the study, individuals must be between 18 and 25 years and must smoke on some (but not all) days.
Melinda Ashe at mla233@psu.edu or (814) 867-2333
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
18-25 years of age
Right handed
Native English speaker
Smoke cigarettes on some (but not all) days
Exclusion Criteria:
Attempting to quit smoking
Serious cardiovascular or respiratory disease
MRI conraindications
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Altoona, PA
State College, PA

Alcohol habits in daily life

This study examines alcohol-related triggers, behaviors, and habits for 5 consecutive days in the daily lives of young adults using mobile phone surveys and alcohol monitoring wearable devices.
Michael Russell at mar60@psu.edu or 814-863-0190
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18 year(s) or older
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Participants who are between 21 and 29 years of age.
Regular drinkers who typically consume alcohol (a) at least once a week over the past calendar year or (b) at least once a week over the past academic year (August through May).
Sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to allow understanding and completion of study procedures.
Exclusion Criteria:
Under 21 years of age.
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