Join Our Remote Research Study!

Researchers at UMass Chan Medical School are partnering with young adults to investigate how to make e-cigarette advertisements less appealing.

Fast Facts

Not a current e-cigarette user

18-26 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted remotely

Study Background

As a young adult, you are being advertised to everywhere you go, from public spaces to the phone in your pocket. You are also at a stage of life where you’re more likely to start vaping or make it a habit.

We want to study how e-cigarette advertisements affect your attitudes and behaviors toward them and how sleep can affect your behaviors.

Your participation could help researchers determine how to make e-cigarettes less appealing to young adults. Join our remote study today!

Additional Information

The primary goal of this research is to determine which advertisements strongly impact young adults’ self-reported attitudes, behavioral intentions, and behaviors towards e-cigarettes.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • 18-26 years old
  • Never tried e-cigarettes OR
  • Have tried e-cigarettes, but not in the last 30 days
  • Not pregnant or planning to become pregnant

If you are eligible, you will be invited to participate in our completely remote survey, which includes receiving email surveys and sending in saliva samples 4 times over the course of six months.

Beginning the study: For the first two weeks, you will be shipped and asked to wear a sleeping tracker on your wrist. In addition, you will answer questions about yourself and your sleep once per day for two weeks. Then, you will be asked to answer questions about your attitudes and behavioral intentions about using tobacco products, as well as your current exposure to tobacco advertising. 

Saliva samples: You will send a picture of your saliva test results to the research staff at baseline, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after baseline.

Weekly surveys: Every week for 24 weeks, you will receive an online magazine to look through and then answer questions.

Compensation is provided up to $224 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.