Smoking Research Study

Dr. Andrew Strasser at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction is examining the impact of nicotine messaging on beliefs and behaviors. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

currently smoke non-menthol cigarettes Daily

Not currently undergoing smoking cessation treatment

ages 21+

Compensation Provided

Conducted in Philadelphia, PA

Study Background

The University of Pennsylvania is looking for individuals to participate in a smoking study.

This study will examine the impact of nicotine corrective messaging and nicotine content of study cigarettes on nicotine beliefs and subsequent use of tobacco and nicotine products.

After a baseline period of smoking their own brand, participants will enter a 28-day period where they will receive study cigarettes. Participation will be about 30 days for each participant. Participants will attend 6 sessions at our center every 6-8 days.

Most sessions will be about 2 hours long. During study sessions, participants will be asked to answer questionnaires, view images on a computer screen while having their eye movements tracked and be provided with study cigarettes.

Further research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of nicotine messaging on beliefs and behavior.
To speak to a member of the research team, please call (215) 746-7876.

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

  • 21 years or older

  • Regularly smoke at least 5 non-menthol cigarettes daily

  • Not currently undergoing smoking cessation treatment or planning to quit

  • Do not use of any nicotine containing products other than cigarettes regularly

  • History or current treatment of substance abuse (other than nicotine dependence)

  • No serious or unstable medical conditions

  • Not currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy over the duration of the study period

During this study you will be asked to view messages on a computer while having your eye movements recorded. You will also be assigned to smoke one of two types of investigational cigarettes; those with normal nicotine levels or those with reduced nicotine levels. You will be informed which type of investigational cigarette you are assigned to smoke as part of the research study.

During six in-person sessions at our Center, you will provide us with breath samples, answer questionnaires, and smoke cigarettes in our Center’s well-ventilated smoking rooms. After the second in-person session, our Center will provide you with study cigarettes that you will smoke for the remainder of the study at no cost. At two of the sessions, you will also be asked to provide a small urine sample.

Over the course of the study, we will ask you to collect your used cigarette filters in bags provided by the Center. You will be asked to bring these filter collection bags with you to each in-person session.

The entire study will take approximately 6 weeks for you to complete. You will be asked to attend 6 in-person sessions every 6-8 days. Most in-person sessions will be about 1-2 hours long.

You can receive up to $400 for participation in this study.

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