Mindfulness Training for Smoking Cessation


Cigarette Smoking | Nicotine Dependence | Smoking Cessation | Tobacco Smoking

Trial Phase


Trial Purpose and Description

Trial Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of mindfulness training (MT) compared to standard Smoking Cessation Therapy (SCT) on smoking cessation and stress provocation in individuals trying to quit smoking.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years - 60 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Between the ages of 18 and 60

2. Smoking 10 or more cigarettes per day

3. Fewer than 3 months of smoking abstinence in the past year

4. Motivated to stop smoking

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Current use of psychoactive medications that have not been at a stable dose for the
past six months, are used as mood stabilizers, or are used as smoking cessation
treatments. Individuals who are on psychoactive medications that are stable, not mood
stabilizers, and not used for smoking cessations are excluded from fMRI sessions but
not smoking cessation treatment.

2. Use of another investigational drug within 30 days

3. Any serious or unstable disease within 6 months

4. Meets criteria for substance dependence within the past year

5. Left handed (will be excluded from fMRI only)
Yale University
February 2009
Last Updated:
July 9, 2013
Study HIC#:

Clinicaltrials.gov ID: NCT01144689