Study # 371
What is the purpose of this study?
To measure the effects of nicotine on brain activity.
Who can participate in the study?
This study is accepting men and women who:
- Are 18 to 50 years of age
- Smoke cigarettes regularly
- Are in generally good health
- Are not actively engaged in or seeking treatment for smoking
What will participants be asked to do?
The study consists of 5 to 6 visits. Participants will:
- Receive nicotine intravenously
- Have blood drawn
- Answer questions about how they think and feel while having an MRI scanner take pictures of their brains
- Provide urine samples during each study visit
- Abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to each study visit
- Not drink more than ½ cup of caffeinated beverage for 12 hours prior to each study visit
Where is the study taking place?
The NIDA Intramural Research Program is located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus in East Baltimore.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for study-related medical care, including study visits and procedures.
Will I receive payment of some kind?
All study participants will be compensated for their time and travel.
How can I find out if I’m eligible to participate?
Call 1-888-OUR-BRAIN (1-888-687-2724) for a confidential screening.