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We are looking for:


              Postmenopausal Women

              45 years of age or older

              Interested in quitting smoking

              Interested in increasing their

exercise or relaxation

   Sound like you?
If you would like to learn more about the Exercise or Relaxation Study contact Kat at (612)624-5439 or at


Relaxation or Exercise for Smoking Treatment

REST Study

What is the purpose of the study?
This study is being done to investigate the effectiveness of exercise and relaxation techniques in helping postmenopausal women quit smoking.

How often are the clinic visits?
You will attend weekly to biweekly sessions for 6 months. There will also be three follow-up clinic visits at 9, 12 and 15 months after your quit date. Sessions will last approximately 1.5 hours.

What will I be doing in the study?
irst, you will attend an orientation visit where you will learn more about the study, meet the study staff and ask any questions you might have. After the orientation visit, you will attend a screening visit. At this visit, you will have a brief physical exam, including a blood draw and an EKG. Once you are accepted into the study you will then complete a baseline visit. At this visit, you will fill out several forms and questionnaires, complete fitness tests and have your bone mineral density measured with a DEXA scan.

You will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to either participate in either the exercise or relaxation group. You will participate in weekly to biweekly group meetings to learn how to use exercise or relaxation techniques to minimize cravings for cigarettes. You will also track how you are using exercise or relaxation techniques by completing automated phone calls. Throughout the study, you fill out several forms, complete additional fitness tests and have a second DEXA scan.

Will I be compensated?
If you come in for all the visits, do all the procedures and fill out all of the forms, you will be paid up to $468 for your participation. You will also receive Chantix, a brief physical exam, measurement of your bone mineral density, and a structured program to help you quit smoking using exercise or relaxation techniques at no cost to you.

What should I do if I am interested?
Let us know. Call Kat at (612)624-5439 or email her at

IRB Code: 0807M40061



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