Participants needed for cigarette study

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Those looking to kick the habit may qualify to take part in a new research study at Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County.

Director of research Elizabeth Chapman said BHSPC collaborates with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

“They’ve been awarded two studies and asked us to be a second site for those two studies,” she said.

Both studies involve the medication Chantix (varenicline), Chapman said.

She is seeking cigarette smokers for one trial.

“We’re looking for individuals who are currently smoking cigarettes who have a desire to quit,”

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