Smoking & Heart Health Research Study

Researchers at Boston University are partnering with smokers ages 18-24 to learn more about the effects of tobacco on heart health. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

Uses tobacco products daily (vaping, cigarettes, cigarillos, etc.)

18-24 years old

Compensation Provided

conducted in Boston, MA

Study Background

Boston University researchers want to learn more about the effects of tobacco products on heart health. 

We know that people who smoke have higher chances of developing heart problems. However, there’s still a lot to understand about how chemicals in tobacco products damage the heart and blood vessels. 

The purpose of this study is to examine how cigarette, e-cigarette, and cigarillo use harms cardiovascular health. Help further cardiovascular research and join our compensated study today!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the effects of tobacco product use in cardiovascular health.

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

Key Criteria:

  • 18-24 years old
  • Smoke (traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes/vapes, cigarillos)
  • In good health
  • Weigh more than 100 pounds or have a BMI <40
  • Able and willing to fast from food/drinks (except water) for 8 hours and refrain from smoking/nicotine use for 6 hours before the scheduled visits
  • Not taking cardiovascular mediations, including diuretics 

Once enrolled, this study involves two visits (the second visit takes place 2 years after the first study visit). Both study visits will last approximately 2.5-3 hours and include questionnaires about your social history, health, tobacco use, blood and urine collection, and other measures of your heart health. 

Compensation is provided up to $250 for your time.

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