Smokers Wanted: University of Minnesota Medical School Studying the Stress of Smoking

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Smokers Wanted: University of Minnesota Medical School Studying the Stress of Smoking

May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Recently released studies from the University of Minnesota Medical School suggest that chronic smoking may be linked with abnormal physiological reactions to stress, which could lead to smokers having a heightened sensitivity to pain.

Because of these findings, scientists at the University of Minnesota-Duluth are searching for volunteers who smoke daily to test which biological factors are responsible for the relationship between smoking, stress and the high pain sensitivity smokers experience during withdrawal.

Experts are recruiting volunteers between the ages of 18 to 70 who are in generally good health, smoke daily and are ready to quit smoking.The study will be conducted at the Medical School on the UMD campus.

The study includes completing multiple sessions, during which volunteers will participate in counseling, give blood and saliva samples, and take part in tasks that measure their response to stress.

For more information, please call 218-726-8896.

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