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Time to quit smoking?

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year. Researchers at the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry are conducting a clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, an investigational therapy, to try and break the smoking habit. The treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical , non-medicinal and are conducted on an outpatient basis. The treatment takes 20 minutes to administer. Minimal reported side effects.

Participants must meet the following guidelines:

  • 22-65 years of age
  • Able to commit to 15 daily treatments (M-F) followed by 3 weekly treatments
  • Must smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day for at least the last year

Participants in this research study will be compensated.

For more information please contact Dana Mason at 352-273-8540 or dmason@ufl.edu.

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