E-Cigarettes Research Study

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco are partnering with individuals who currently vape to compare a Standardized Research E-Cigarette to your usual brand. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

currently use

generally healthy

21-70 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted in San Francisco, CA

Study Background

Our researchers invite you to join this SREC study! We will compare the health effects, safety, and satisfaction of a SREC (Standardized Research E-Cigarette) to your usual brand of e-cigarette. In particular, we will examine the exposure to nicotine and other toxicants, cardiovascular effects, and the overall enjoyability of each.

The eventual goal is to validate the SREC for its use in future studies on quitting tobacco. Help advance research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to compare the health effects, safety, and satisfaction of a Standardized Research E-Cigarette to participants’ usual brands.

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

Key Criteria:

  • 21-70 years old
  • Generally healthy
  • Can read and write in English
  • Currently use e-cigarettes
  • Not planning to quit in the next 60 days
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • No use of the following medications: rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, and other anticonvulsant drugs; beta and alpha-blockers; nicotine-containing medications (patch, gum); stimulants (Adderall)

After attending a screening visit to determine eligibility, participants will attend a brief orientation visit followed by 2 days in a hospital research ward.  We will collect blood and urine, measure blood pressure and heart rate, and administer questionnaires. Participants will use only the SREC on one of the days, and only their usual brand e-cigarette on the other.

Compensation is provided up to $1130 for your time.

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