Quit Smoking With Nicotine Patch and Exercise/Health Education (Females Only)


This research study is for FEMALE cigarette smokers who want to quit smoking. Participants will be provided with brief quit-smoking education at the beginning of the study and will receive the nicotine patch for 10 weeks, free of charge. Participants will be assigned to either an exercise program or a general health education program. The exercise and health education programs will take place over 14 weeks, with follow-up appointments 3, 6, and 12 months after the end of the 14-week program. There is no fee for any part of this study and participants will be compensated for their time.

Study Start Date

January 2012

Estimated Completion Date

January 2016


  • Behavioral: Moderate intensity exercise
  • Behavioral: Health education


  • Internal Medicine: Academic Med/Education,Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry: Substance Abuse
  • Family Medicine: Substance Abuse

MeSH Terms

  • Smoking

Study ID

Brown University -- CA155381



Trial ID


Study Type


Trial Phase

Phase 2

Enrollment Quota



Brown University

Inclusion Criteria

  • Current smoker

Exclusion Criteria

  • Ineligible after telephone screen.
  • Each participant's personal physician/clinic determines it is unsafe to participate.




18 Years to 55 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Public Health Building 121 South Main St - Providence, Rhode Island 40.5 miles None None None

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