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West Los Angeles, California 90073

  • Nicotine Dependence


The purpose of the study was to determine how the treatments for cigarette craving work. Hypothesis: During exposure to cigarette-related cues, heavy smokers will have greater reductions in regional brain activation from before to after both forms of active treatments than from before to after placebo.

Study summary:

PET and fMRI scanning were used to examine brain activity and activation in cigarette smokers in response to cigarette-related cues.


Inclusion Criteria: - Heavy smoker, more than one pack per day - Free of medical conditions or medications that affect brain activity - Not pregnant Exclusion Criteria: Drug or alcohol dependence Mental Illness Pregnancy Medications that affect brain function Unstable medical conditions



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Arthur L. Brody, MD
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West LA

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Location Contact:

West Los Angeles, California 90073
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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