Respiratory Effects, Metal and Aldehyde exposure from e-cigarette use (REMA)
Research Study

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are partnering with young adults to assess the health effects of e-cigarettes. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

recruiting vapers

18-25 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted in baltimore, MD

Study Background

Our researchers invite you to join the Exposure to Metals from E-Cigarettes (EMIT) study. Vaping is rising in popularity among young people, but comes with health concerns like exposure to metals and aldehyde. We want to study metals in e-cigarettes, including disposable vapes, and how they affect the health of your lungs.

Participants come in for a one-time study session that typically lasts for 90 minutes. They will be asked to bring their disposable vape for us to collect the aerosol samples. While this is being collected, we will administer a questionnaire, collect biospecimen samples (urine, blood) and conduct a pulmonary function test.

Your participation in this study may help researchers better understand the health effects of vaping. Further research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to assess metal and aldehyde exposure, as well the pulmonary health effects of using current e-cigarette devices among young adults.

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

Key Criteria for E-Cigarette Users:

  • 18-25 years old
  • Vape most days a week
  • Consistently vaped for several months
  • Not a cigarette user
  • Not pregnant
  • Willing to bring your vape

Key Criteria for Non-Vapers:

  • 18-25 years old
  • Do not vape or smoke
  • If you used to vape or smoke, quit 6 months ago or longer
  • Not pregnant

Once you are enrolled, the one-time study session involves:

  • Answering a questionnaire
  • Providing a sample of breath, saliva, blood, urine
  • Providing a sample of vape aerosol
  • Performing a Pulmonary Function Test

Participants will be compensated $75-100 in the form of a gift card. If you successfully refer another person to the study, you can receive another $25 gift card.

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