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  • Teen Smoking Study

  • Teen Smoking Study

    Rhode Island Hospital is recruiting 13- to 17-year-old youths to participate in a study on adolescent smoking. Teenagers who smoke ten or more cigarettes per day may be eligible. A parent must also participate. Lifespan employees and their children are eligible to join the project.

    The study involves three visits in a month, each lasting about four hours. In addition to interviews and questionnaires, researchers will use magnetic resonance scanning to study the effects of smoking on the brain.

    All participants will receive compensation for their time. Staff will offer free cessation counseling to smokers who want to quit.

    If you are interested, please e-mail Alicia Santana at or call 401-793-8631 for more information.