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We are researching to help Louisiana patients diagnosed with COPD quit smoking.

To Qualify

You qualify to participate in the study if you are:


  • A patient seen at Lallie Kemp Medical Center, University Medical Center or Southern Family Medicine

  •  40 to 80 years old

  •  Black or African American

  •  Currently smoking regular or   electronic cigarettes

  •  Currently or previously diagnosed   with COPD by your doctor or health professional

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You will complete a survey and two interviews, and we will give you a $50 gift card for your time.

To learn more about this study, please contact Dr. Michael Celestin at

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