We are doing this study to learn if a medication commonly used for weight loss and blood sugar control affects responses to nicotine. This will provide information about whether the medication might be helpful for people who smoke cigarettes. This is not a treatment study, and it is not intended for people who are actively trying to quit smoking.
Participants will be asked to take the study medication (an FDA-approved medication that helps control weight and blood sugar). Participants will attend weekly medication visits (1 hr) at UNC. Study visits will include medication, clinical measurements (heart rate, blood pressure, body weight), and questionnaires. A few of the visits will also include blood draws and urine tests. In addition, participants will attend two study visits that involve cigarette smoking. These visits will last up to 4 hours. Participants will also complete brief telephone check-ins approximately 4 times.
Up to $850
Psychiatry - Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
Clinical or Medical
Eating, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Substance Use (tobacco, alcohol, opioids, etc)
Wellness and Lifestyle