Wouldn’t it be great if you could kill two birds with one stone – stop smoking cigarettes, and get paid for it?
While you may think I am blowing smoke, it actually is possible!
Researchers are always trying to come up with ways to help people quit smoking and to help with that, they often conduct studies and clinical trials.
As a participant, not only you’ll receive state-of-the-art treatment, nicotine-replacement aids, counseling, as well as medications for free, but many studies also pay you cash for your participation.
Depending on the study, you can expect anywhere from $20-25 to up to $2000 or more. Although the average trial pays around a few hundred dollars. obviously,
long-term studies come with bigger compensation.
I remember last year when I was looking for other clinical trials to participate in, I came across a smoking clinical trial.
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The pay was $1500.
It was a two-week-long study where you had to show up at the end of every day to answer questions and for them to check a few things (heart rate etc).
On top of the reward, they were also paying for your commute.
Smoking Related Clinical Trials that Pay
There are a few ways you can find clinical trials like the one I came across.
The best option is to check with The National Institute of Health’s website ClinicalTrials.gov. They list paying research studies from around the country and you can search by city. So, it’s very easy to locate studies near you.
- Craigslist (and other classified sites)
Usually, the people in charge will put up ads on Craigslist, local classified and newspapers. So, keeping your eye on such websites and newspapers is a great way of spotting them.
- Local Research Medical Centers & Universities
Another easy and quick way is to simply contact your local research medical centers and universities to see whether they have any study coming up.
- Your Employer
According to a recent study, smoking employees cost companies $6,000 a year more. This is why Heartspm, a pest control company in Los Angeles pays its employees a $500 bonus to attend cigarette smoker cessation clinic of their choice and remain smoke-free for one year. So, be sure to check with your employer to see if they have anything like that.
- Check with Your Local Government
A few years back, the authorities in Dundee, a Scottish city, designed a program where they paid $25 a week to stop smoking. You can also check with your local government. There have been two cities so far that have actually paid their citizens to stop smoking cigarettes. Paying people may just be the best way to get some people to quit smoking, including a mom from Dundee, who actually did that by participating in their weekly compensation program.
What a great way to make money, and you also improve your health by quitting!
I want to stop smokingcigarettes I’ve been smoking cigarettes over 40 years and I want to stop
I am in the same boat, Michael. I wish I could tell you there is an easy way.
Yes I stop smoking last year I need help
I’m very interested in more information. I started smoking at 12 years old trying to be cool. Now I’m 49 and have difficulties with cessation replacement medicine.
Marcia, I am sorry for the health issues you are facing. I am a smoker myself and I know it’s hard to quit. I hope you can manage to kick the habit.
I’m willing to stop smoking cigarettes and get paid stop smoking cigarettes for good
Well, check with your employer to see if they offer any incentive. Also search for clinical trials near you.
Interested in this study.ready to get paid for service
Kevim, you’ll have to keep an aye on the sites we mentioned in the post and apply for the study whenever they become available.
How can I join Florida states paid to quit research programs
Need phone and website for FSU pd research program. Quit smoking while you join pd research
Hey my name is Greg I been smoking every since I was 12 years old and I don’t want to smoking no more but sometimes it can be so hard to do can somebody give me info on stopped to smoke sometimes I feel like I’m down and don’t want to do anything when I smoking and that’s a bad feeling but at the same time I open I’m not the only one that’s alone
Ejim Samuel ugochukwu
Hello Grey the advise that I will give you about smoking is that it is very easy to start but very hard to stop do you know why because you have formed it as an a habits and it have become part of your body systems it run into your veins so you can not stop it at once it can not be possible.it will take you gradually process before you will stop it. note you can not stop it at once never .accept you want to cause problem to yourself.fore stance if you taking 20 in a day reduce it to 10 from 10 to 5 from 5 to 3 from 3 to 1 from 1 to 0 with that method you will stop it instantly. Thanks.
I would love to stop smoking I will like to try this study to see if I will work to better myself
I have been smoking for many years and I’m very tired I’m smelling like cigarettes it has affected my breathing cigarettes have changed the tone of my voice I am a woman and I’ll sound like a man stay hoarse all the time very tired now I really need help I would like to enjoy my grandkids I’m still here please help
Sometime I have the urge to smoke a cig