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Join one of our research studies to quit cigarettes and receive information, compensation, and a caring community to guide you every step of the way. Take the first step towards a smoke-free future by completing the Participation Interest form. Together, let’s kick the habit and unlock a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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Numerous Study Opportunities Fit to Your Goals

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One of the best things you can do for your health is to quit smoking cigarettes. Unfortunately, quitting cigarettes can be one of the hardest things to do. These studies have been designed specifically for African American smokers to give you the best chance of success with support, medication and counseling.

Not ready to quit completely? Electronic cigarettes can be helpful for smokers who are not interested or ready to quit. Research has shown that electronic cigarettes may be less harmful than cigarettes but long-term benefits of electronic cigarettes are still unknown.

We are one of the only quit-smoking programs in the United States focused only on helping African American smokers reach their goals. Our programs have been operating for over 25 years and have helped over 3,400 African-American smokers interested in quitting.

If you’re interested in learning more or want to be considered for participation, please complete the Participation Interest form. One of our team members will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Here’s What You Need to Know

female african-american woman in white coat with stethoscope hanging around neckTo qualify, you must:

  • Be an African American (limited opportunities for non-African American smokers)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Smoke cigarettes daily
  • Be available for up to 8 office visits over the course of 6-12 months
  • Have a working home or cellphone number
  • Live in the Kansas City area
  • Be interested and able to participate in all aspects of the study

Qualified study participants will:

  • Receive medication and/or electronic cigarettes to help you quit cigarettes completely or switch to electronic cigarettes
  • Get information and counseling designed to help you quit cigarettes
  • Receive compensation for your time

There is no cost to join this research program. All in-person visits occur at the KU Medical Center Tobacco Dependence Treatment Clinic located next to Swope Health Central at 4001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 98, KCMO 64130. Two major bus lines serve this location. Plan your trip by visiting RideKC.

For more information:

Quit2Live/Kick It at Swope
816-320-6339 (call or text)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you qualify for the program, you will receive comprehensive information, care and support to help you quit cigarettes. Depending on the study you enroll in, you will receive either electronic cigarettes, and/or quit-smoking medication, such as Chantix, or Zyban, at no cost to you. Additionally, you will have access to enhanced smoking-cessation counseling and the opportunity to earn compensation for completing study activities.

Your participation in the program will last 6-12 months.

By participating, you will receive expert guidance, evidence-based treatments and ongoing support to help you quit smoking. The study aims to find the most effective methods for African Americans to quit smoking, and your involvement will contribute to building scientific knowledge and improving nicotine addiction treatment. You will also learn valuable skills to live a healthier, smoke-free life.

Yes, your personal information and participation in the study will be kept strictly confidential. All research procedures adhere to strict ethical guidelines and data protection regulations to ensure your privacy.

Responses From Past Participants

“Quit2Live is a great program! They explain everything in detail. They make you feel welcome and are a great support system in helping you to quit smoking. I recommend this study to anyone who wants to quit.”

- Elvin

“I would like to thank Kick It at Swope for changing my life. I had a wonderful support coach who made it easier than I could have imagined. I’ve smoked for 20-plus years and was able to quit in just six days! Now smoke-free for six months. Thank you!”

- Carmen

“I participated in the study and it worked for me! Accessible in and out follow-up visits. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to quit smoking. Thank you, Quit2live!”

- Paul

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The battle against cigarettes is real, but you are not alone.

We can help. Kick It at Swope / Quit 2 Live has research programs aimed at harm reduction and smoking cessation. Call us to see if you are eligible and make the commitment today!

4001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 98
Kansas City, MO 64130


Kick It at Swope / Quit 2 Live

Kick It at Swope / Quit 2 Live
4001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 98
Kansas City, MO 64130