NicVAX Information Sessions
We are conducting a new study that uses NicVAX, an investigational vaccine for use in smoking cessation. Would you or someone you know be interested in learning more about the study? Come to our 5:30pm information sessions Thursday, August 12 and Monday, August 16, at our facility at 1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven. Call 203-974-7588, or click for more information.
Naltrexone reduces weight gain in smokers trying to quit
The drug naltrexone might help reduce weight gain in smokers as they try to quit, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published March 27, 2006 in the Archives of Internal Medicine. “These results show that naltrexone has promise when it comes to helping people reduce the weight gain so often associated with quitting smoking,” said Stephanie O’Malley, lead author of the study and principal investigator for the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC) at Yale. “This is an important finding because many smokers won’t even attempt to quit because they are concerned about gaining weight.” For more information, please see our story.
Authors on the study include Stephanie S. O’Malley, PhD; Judith L. Cooney, PhD; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD; Joel A. Dubin, PhD; Sherry A. McKee, PhD; Ned L. Cooney, PhD; Amy Blakeslee, BS; Boris Meandzija, MD; Denise Romano-Dahlgard, APRN; Ran Wu, MS; Robert Makuch, PhD; Peter Jatlow, MD.
Both established and promising new pharmacological treatments can be used to tackle nicotine addiction, according to "Medication Treatments for Nicotine Dependence", a new book that outlines numerous state-of-the-art ways to treat people who want to quit smoking. The book is edited by Dr. Tony P. George, associate professor of psychiatry
from Yale University School of Medicine, and a member of the Yale Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC). The book will be published in August, 2006. For more information, please see our story.
When someone pays for cigarettes in rural China, they often are doing so at the expense of other critically important household needs, including food, utilities and education, according to a study by Dr. Hong Wang, Ph.D., M.D., a professor at the Yale School of Public Health. The study, published in a recent issue of Social Science & Medicine, says that smoking in rural China has a big effect on families by siphoning money away from other areas that could benefit the family. To find out more, please read our story.
CENTURY/TTURC was created to help smokers who have the
greatest need for help, those who cannot quit or have trouble doing so. We
are taking a transdisciplinary approach that attacks this problem from all
angles. Our research team includes experts in psychiatry, behavioral neuroscience,
social psychology, women's health issues, clinical trial monitoring, biostatistics,
public health, economics, adolescent psychiatry, lab medicine, neurochemistry,
policy analysis and molecular neuroscience.
One of our key areas of focus is trying to determine the best treatment
for women, people who drink or people who are depressed, since research shows
that those are the groups that most often relapse. Other areas of focus include
the effect of smoking on productivity and whether smokers and others will
pay for new treatments.
News & Events
Want to learn more about NicVAX and how it can help you quit? Come to our information sessions 5:30pm Thursday, August 12 and Monday, August 16. Call 203-974-7588 for details.
Want to quit? If you live in the greater New Haven area, you may be eligible. For more information, please read about our ongoing research studies.
Smokers would be willing to pay for more effective smoking cessation treatments. For more information, please see the full news release.
Yale researchers would like to talk with New Haven-area school administrators about a smoking study of teens. To participate call Dr. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin at 974-7595. To find out more, please read our fact sheet.
The Yale Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC) has been awarded about $9.5 million to continue its studies through September 2009. For more information, please see our story.
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