West Los Angeles,
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.
PET and fMRI scanning were used to examine brain activity and activation in cigarette
smokers in response to cigarette-related cues.
- Heavy smoker, more than one pack per day
- Free of medical conditions or medications that affect brain activity
- Not pregnant
Drug or alcohol dependence Mental Illness Pregnancy Medications that affect brain function
Unstable medical conditions