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ADHDenic - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn about the effects of different levels of nicotine in cigarettes smoked by people with ADHD.

This research may help inform the Food and Drug Administration how best to regulate tobacco products in the future with the goal of improving public health.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Smoking and ADHD

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults 18-40 years old who:
- Have or believe they have ADHD
- Are daily smokers

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you agree to join this study, you will:

- Go through a Screening session that includes testing for ADHD, questionnaires, breath and urine samples

After Screening, you will come into the lab for 9 more visits over the course of 9-13 weeks, during which you will:
- Continue to smoke your own cigarettes for the first 2 weeks
- Be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to smoke:
--- Cigarettes that have less nicotine than what is found in most brands for 6 weeks
--- Cigarettes that have similar nicotine content to most brands for 6 weeks
- Answer questions daily through an automated phone system
- Return to the lab about 30 days after you stop smoking the study cigarettes

Study Details

Full Title
Effects of Nicotine Reduction on Smoking Behavior in ADHD Smokers
Principal Investigator
Clinical Psychologist
Protocol Number
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