About the Study

Are you highly motivated to quit smoking? Tobacco smoking contributes to 7 million premature worldwide deaths each year. It is highly addictive and 95% of people who try to quit without help, fail within 6 months. Nicotine is primarily responsible for the addictive properties of smoking since it is absorbed quickly with each cigarette. Tobacco smoke also contains a deadly mix of 7,000 chemicals; about 70 can cause cancer according to the CDC.

Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of early death or developing smoking-related diseases including lung cancer (and other types of cancer), COPD, heart disease, stroke and more.

Rochester Clinical Research is currently conducting a study to help volunteers quit smoking. The study will use a drug called Cytisine, a plant-based drug and has been used for smoking cessation since the 1960’s in Easter and Central Europe. The hope is to have an overall reduction in cigarette smoking during the study treatment period.

If you are over the age of 18 and are a daily cigarette smoker, you may qualify. Space is limited and RCR will be seeking highly motivated individuals for this study.

The study will last approximately 28 weeks with 17 visits to our office.  Compensation is available for time and travel for those who qualify. Study related care is available to participants at no cost and health insurance is not required nor needed.


  • Over the age of 18 years old
  • A daily cigarette smoker (at least 10 cigarettes per day)
  • Very motivated to quit smoking within 5-7 days of starting the study
  • Please note, other conditions may apply