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Smoking Cessation Study

The first week after attempting to quite cigarette smoking is the hardest period to succeed. Research shows that individuals able to remain cigarette free for this first week are significantly more likely to quit the smoking habit.

In this study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, we are evaluating a new tool to assist individuals with quitting cigarette smoking. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique that uses magnetic pulses to temporarily stimulate specific brain areas (without the need for surgery, anesthetic, or other invasive procedures). This study will test whether 10 daily sessions of TMS over the forehead can help decrease smoking rates in treatment-seeking individuals.

If you'd like more information or want to participate, please call 843-792-1006 or email